AD Classics: Church on the Water / Tadao Ando

© Ji Young Lee
© Ji Young Lee

2010-12-20 Megan Sveiven


Architect: Tadao Ando

Location: Hokkaido near Tomamu, Japan

Materials: Glass Steel Concrete

References: Philip Drew, Massimo Vignelli

Project Year: 1988

Photographs: Ji Young Lee


"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." This philosophy of Tadao Ando is ever apparent in his design, as he is celebrated for the attention he pays to nature and the relationship between interior and exterior spaces of his buildings.

video Aldo Garcia · music Fabrizio Paterlini