My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.
By: Tadao Ando
I think of the past and the future as well as the present to determine where I am, and I move on while thinking of these things.
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.
The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.
Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.
I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
If I can create some space that people haven't experienced before and if it stays with them or gives them a dream for the future, that's the kind of structure I seek to create.
All architecture has a public nature, I believe, so I would like to make a public space.
When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together.
People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual - but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect.
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials.
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