tadao ando 安藤忠雄 (40 articles)

tadao ando 安藤忠雄 is an acclaimed japanese architect who has designed a host of celebrated projects around the world, including the church of the light in osaka, the expansion of the clark art institute in massachusetts, and the poly grand theater in shanghai. the self-taught architect has also been actively engaged in social contribution projects focused on environmental restoration and post-disaster reconstruction. ando's work frequently combines large expanses of unadorned concrete walls with wooden or stone floors and large windows. ando has held solo exhibitions at the museum of modern art (MoMA) in 1991 and centre pompidou in 1993 and has taught as a visiting professor at yale university, columbia university, and harvard university. the architect has held the position of professor emeritus of the university of tokyo since 2003.