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TADAO ANDO: SUNKEN COURTS
Werner Blaser

Niggli Verlag, 2007
Hardcover
132 pages
100 colour & b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9783721206098

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In this publication architect and author Werner Blaser introduces the reader to the world of Tadao Ando's sunken architectures. In fascinating photographs, a method of construction is presented that has its roots in the traditional 'earth dwellings' of northern and north-western China. Ando's in-ground buildings are no dark, cave-like structures, rather the interiors are illuminated through open atriums and large, deep-drawn areas of glass, thus giving light an almost palpable form. With careful consideration to the natural environment Ando connects tradition with the present in these beautiful projects.

 

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