Tadao Ando: ‘I was overwhelmed by the immense beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s space’

The Pritzker-winning Japanese architect on the Tokyo hotel that inspired his career

by Tadao Ando

The first time I became aware of modernism was through the work of Le Corbusier. I first laid my eyes on his monograph in the art section of a secondhand bookstore. It was too expensive to buy right away, so I saved my money and bought it a month later. I read it over and over, tracing every drawing until the pages turned black. Even though my knowledge at the time was not extensive enough to understand the intricacies of modernism, the contents of the book were fascinating…

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April 10, 2019 — 12:00pm BST