Creation is fighting. That’s the philosophy of Tadao Ando, one of the world’s leading architects — and he applies that mentality to his way of approaching design. You must push forward, always.
It’s no secret that I love architecture, but I found this video so personally inspiring. Ando’s buildings are pieces of art, but it’s his take on New York and on life that personally affected me. A man who wants nothing more than to “make architecture that has that kind of subtle sensitivity” is, to me, a true artist.
He recently designed a building here, close to the studio in New York, and he made it so that light and water were treated like living things — to develop “something that touches human hearts and leaves a feeling inside those hearts.”
I suppose he is more than an architect; he’s a poet. I know that sounds a little abstract, but it’s true. It’s evident in this video that takes you through his most recent and truly beautiful structure…