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Architecture & Design | 05 Jul 2014

Emptiness to Infinity

Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity

From Emptiness to Infinity pays homage to one of the world’s most renowned architects, Japanese minimalist master Tadao Ando (born 1941), offering an exclusive glimpse into his work process. Ando is known for his creative implementation of natural light, his deft interweaving of interior and exterior space and for designing structures that elegantly evoke the contours of the landscape in which they are set.


Conceptually and aesthetically, his award-winning exposed concrete designs forge a link between traditional Japanese architecture, Zen and contemporary modernism, while also expressing his fundamental belief that “to change the dwelling is to change the city and to reform society.” Directed by Mathias Frick and produced by Susann Schimk and Jörg Trentmann, the film introduces viewers to his world-famous buildings and offers an exclusive look into his work process, as Ando shares his sources of personal inspiration and motivation and looks back over his 40-year career.


Published by Walther König, Köln
A Film by Mathias Frick.

Ando Thought

Langen Foundation building by Tadao Ando, Germany

Langen Foundation building by Tadao Ando, Germany

TADAO ANDO – Trailer from film moment

4 Responses to “Emptiness to Infinity”

  1. on 05 Jul 2014 at 10:28 AM 1.Rajeev Sathe said …

    Thanks for sharing Ajay.

    Tadao Ando, minimal but not boring. In fact when I saw his work in Japan and recently in Venice I once again felt that the ‘Spaces’ Ando creates are spiritual because they are serene and restive.

    Rajeev Sathe

  2. on 06 Jul 2014 at 12:56 AM 2.Michele said …

    I love Ando. He is the anti-starchitect… ;)

  3. on 06 Jul 2014 at 9:46 AM 3.Nimesh said …

    My heart sank into an oblivion, not knowing how to react or associate with this simplicity, this beauty.

  4. on 06 Jul 2014 at 1:50 PM 4.Marie Ancolie said …

    “Beauty attracts the eye, but personality captures the heart”
    and he has enough personality to making me stop and breathe..
    instead of running and seeing nothing.

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