by Beth, 21 February 2014
"The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds."
Tadao Ando is a self taught architect who in 1995 won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is essentially like EGOTing in the architecture world. His stunningly simple concrete buildings harness natural light and work into the landscape to make some of the most breathtaking buildings of our time. His quote above from an interview with Architectural Record fits in well with his approach to utilising relatively traditional materials such as concrete and glass, and cutting edge technologies such as his steam fountain shown at work in the video below. If you haven’t had time yet to check out Ando’s work, particularly the Fort Worth Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas, take five minutes to do it today. It is sublime.