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Tadao Ando Quotes

Tadao Ando Quotes & Quotations
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    But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    I am interested in things happening around me, and I need to understand what's going on in other artistic sectors like music and literature. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex - where it has stood before - and lead the world. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    You always want to try to make something new, and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando
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    You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see. Tadao-AndoTadao Ando