Tadao Ando Construction Site of 21_21 ‘A Hard-Fought Process’

21_21 Design Sight

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This is a program linked to the 10th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo exhibition, “Tadao Ando: Endeavors.” 21_21 Design Sight opened in 2007, with its building designed by Tadao Ando. The architect had already begun discussing the future of design in Japan with Issey Miyake, the founder of 21_21 Design Sight, at this point. He was inspired by “A Piece of Cloth,” which is the underlying concept of Miyake’s clothes-making, and designed a structure with a characteristic roof that resembles a single piece of steel bent and folded. Japan’s outstanding technological prowess and the artisan’s scrupulous skills can be seen throughout the building. This program showcases the initial architectural ideas and sketches for the building, and some of the photos and videos of the construction sites, which were introduced in the 21_21 Design Sight Special Program “Tadao Ando Construction Site 2006 ‘A Hard-Fought Process’,” a 2007 exhibition focusing on how the building came into being. A pop-up shop will also be open selling original items related to this architecture, as well as books on Tadao Ando, among others. It will be an opportunity to appreciate the attraction of the architecture that Ando attempted to create as “a forum where the emotions in discovery and encounter are created,” together with the exciting space of Gallery 3 which opened this March.

Venue: 21_21 Design Sight Gallery 3



from October 07, 2017 to October 28, 2017


Tadao Ando



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