Urban planning

| May 20, 2015

Urban planning

by Kaori Shoji

“Inside Architecture — Dare mo Shiranai Kenchiku no Hanashi” is a fascinating look at the relationship between money and city planning, economy and architecture. The filmmaker behind this formidable documentary is 38-year-old Tomomi Ishiyama, a Fulbright scholar who studied at New York City University ...

Ando-designed university building completed in Mexico

Apr 26, 2013

Ando-designed university building completed in Mexico

A unique school building designed by architect Tadao Ando has been completed at the University of Monterrey in northern Mexico. The six-story Centro Roberto Garza Sada looks like a rectangular cement block from which huge triangular cutouts have been carved into the sides, leaving ...

Tadao Ando: Icon and iconoclast

Dec 7, 2008

Tadao Ando: Icon and iconoclast

by Edan Corkill

One of the first houses built by Japan’s most famous architect, Tadao Ando, is centered around an open atrium. That sounds nice until you realize that the atrium forms the only “corridor” between each of the rooms. Fancy a hot cup of tea before ...