microcosm
microcosm
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oldhollywood:

Playtime (1967, dir. Jacques Tati) (via)
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less-ismore:

Tadao Ando, Notre Ranch Santa Fe (New Mexico), USA, 2011.
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thisnewurbanity:

Langen Foundation | Tadao Ando
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architizer:

WE LOVE THIS: Tadao Ando, 4x4 House. 
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sentiostudio:

Water Temple, by Tadao Ando

Photograph by David Burdeny. Japan, 2006
The Temple, originally for the Shingon Buddhist Sect, is approached from a long uphill path traversing the original temple compound and cemetery.
One is then directed, indirectly, through a simple series of two gesturing white-washed concrete walls of light and shadow that eventually lead one to what seems like a pool of water. The pool itself is filled to its outermost perimeter, forming a boundless horizon line about which it infinitely reflects its surroundings of mountains, sky, rice paddies and bamboo groves. The stillness of the water has a meditative effect and perhaps implications of a spiritual cleansing.
(click on photograph to read full article)
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filoselleskies:

Library at the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum by Tadao Ando. 
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syndromed:

Church of Light by Tadao Ando
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thisnewurbanity:

Teatro Armani | Tadao Ando
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poetryconcrete:

Rokko Housing I, by Tadao Ando, 1981-83 - in Kobe, Hyogo,Japan
This complex is wedged into a restricted site on a south-facing 60 degrees slope. Each of the 20 units is 5,4 x 4,8 m in size, and each has a terrace looking out towards the bush harbour of Kobe. Why was this monumental resident building so successful ? 
“I think architecture becomes interesting when it has a double character, that is, when it is as simple as possible but, at the same time as complex as possible.” Tadao Ando
poetryconcrete:

Rokko Housing I, by Tadao Ando, 1981-83 - in Kobe, Hyogo,Japan
This complex is wedged into a restricted site on a south-facing 60 degrees slope. Each of the 20 units is 5,4 x 4,8 m in size, and each has a terrace looking out towards the bush harbour of Kobe. Why was this monumental resident building so successful ? 
“I think architecture becomes interesting when it has a double character, that is, when it is as simple as possible but, at the same time as complex as possible.” Tadao Ando
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ballersanonymous:

TADAO ANDO 
church of light, japan
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stefankranz:

Leaf in cement wall @ Vitra Campus / Tadao Andō building
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