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AR321 Supervised by :

Prof. Faroq Mufti

Name :

Mohammed Aldosari ID : 0908928 - 31

born September 13, 1941, in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. He is a Japanese architect whose approach to architecture was categorized by Francesco Dal Co as critical regionalism. Ando has led a storied life, working as a truck driver and boxer prior to settling on the profession of architecture, despite never having taken formal training in the field. He visited buildings designed by renowned architects like Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn before returning to Osaka in 1968 and established his own design studio, Tadao Ando Architect and Associates.

• 1975: Azuma House (Row House), in Osaka, Japan. • 1985: Church on the Water, Hokkaido Japan. • 1987: Church of Light, Osaka, Japan

• 1989: Rokko Housing Two, Rokko in Kobe • 1993: Pavilion conference. Vitra (Germany). • 1994: UNESCO Meditation Space, Paris, France. • 1998: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

• 2002: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe • 2002: Awaji Yumebutai to Awajishima, Hyogo • 2003: House 4 × 4, Kobe, Japan • 2004: Art Museum Chichu, Naoshima, Japan • 2004: Invisible House. Treviso. Italy. • 2006 Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan






One important trend in Modernist architecture

is the movement toward minimalist or reductivist design. Hallmarks of Minimalism include: • Buildings are stripped of all but the most essential elements. • Emphasis is placed on the outline, or frame of the structure. • Interior walls are eliminated. • Floor plans are open. • Lighting is used to dramatize lines and planes. • The negative spaces around the structure are part of the overall design.

Modernist architect Ludwig Mies

van der Rohe paved the way for Minimalism when he said, "Less is more." Minimalist architects drew much of their inspiration from the elegant simplicity of traditional Japanese architecture. Minimalists were also inspired by a movement of early twentieth century Dutch artists known as De Stijl. Valuing simplicity and abstraction, De Stijl artists used only straight lines and rectangular shapes.

Casa de Luis Barragan, home and studio - Luis Barragan

Architects, influenced by this style: • Tadao Ando • Luis Barragan

• Yoshio Taniguchi • Richard Gluckman

Homework 4 AR321  

0908928 by Mohammed Aldosari