The Festival of Japan Video Highlights

Tadao Ando: Four Cubes to Contemplate Our Environment

Dec. 21, 2008

With his buildings sprawling all corners of the globe, world-renowned architect Tadao Ando has won virtually every award Japan can bestow for architecture and the arts, as well as major international prizes, including the 1995 Pritzker Prize and the Gold Medal of Architecture from the French Academy of Architecture. He works primarily in reinforced concrete, but he also utilizes steel and glass. His projects define spaces in unique ways that allow for constantly changing patterns of light and wind. Constructed on-site specifically for the festival, Tadao Ando presents this world-premiere glass installation, which explores sustainability and the environment.

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