21_21DESIGN SIGHT / Tadao Ando

Category : TOKYO-bldg

Tadao Ando Architect and associates // 2007
Tokyo Japan // MAP


The building is a low-rise structure consisting of one ground floor and one underground floor. Most of the volume of the building, which has a unique form featuring a roof made from giant steel plates that slope gently down to the ground, is buried underground. Once inside, the space opens out on a scale unimaginable given the building's unobtrusive exterior. The ground floor houses the entrance and reception area, while the underground floor houses two galleries and a triangular sunken court. The building was designed by architect Tadao Ando,whose brief was to design a structure that would represent Japan.


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