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London: 'Silence' by Tadao Ando (UK)

‘Silence’ water feature

16 Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL, UK

Tadao Ando (with Blair Associates) (2011)

At a bend in the road, where Mount Street meets Carlos Place outside the Connaught Hotel in London, is an extremely understated work by Tadao Ando – a water feature called ‘Silence’. 286 more words



When I first started to think about concrete in japanese architecture, classics Tadao Ando’s projects like Church of the Light and Koshino House came up in my mind. 480 more words

Japanese Contemporary Architecture

Mothers & spiders

Spring 2000. Tate Modern has just opened in London. Group of students wants to see it. In subway they talk about dreams. Girl had a bad dream last night: a man was severely wounded. 548 more words

Andy Goldworthy

Ando - san

Tadao Ando is a poet and his renditions in concrete are simply but frozen musical wonders, adhering to the proverb of architecture being frozen music. The pilgrimage to works of Tadao Ando or Ando-san as he is respectfully addressed is an inspiring one. 1,193 more words

a gehry surprise

My trip planning usually involves hours of meticulously plotting out which buildings i will see, so i rarely get taken by surprise… until a little unplanned taxi ride saw us whizz past what looked to me like a Frank Gehry fish along the waterfront of Kobe. 77 more words


Editor's Note | May 2016

Dear Readers,

I apologize for the radio silence. I think I was just going through one of my phases where I start something and sooner or later, just drop it. 538 more words


the disappearing building

A trip to Japan can mean only one thing to the architectural enthusiast… Tadao Ando. And a day spent in Kobe means eating some beef and getting the energy to walk along the waterfront to reach the 4×4 houses… or rather house, as one was curiously missing… 55 more words