Azuma House by Tadao Ando architect, at Osaka, Japan, , architecture in the Great Buildings Online. 4 Introduction Introduction to Building The Azuma House, designed by Japanese Architect, Tadao Ando, is among one of his earliest. Tadao Ando was an self taught architect, who has gone far enough with his own accord in Architecture that, it create his own philosophy of.

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Architecture is better azuuma in images Follow us on Instagram! The fourth wall is a pane of floor-to-ceiling glass, with a door also made of glass and metal frames.

If they felt warm, they could take clothes off. Bedrooms Azu,a each bedroom there are four surfaces of exposed concrete. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. Tadao Ando presented a cement box in the middle of a row of dilapidated wooden houses, of which there are masses in the central areas of Osakaand created a highly self-sufficient living space within that box.

Azuma House — Row House. The exposed reinforced concrete used for this house is presented as the only ornamental structural element, both in the exterior covering and the interior walls, accompanied by some glass walls which look onto the patio and some wood finishes. There are only two rectangular forms used by the architect in its elevation: Concept Azuma House developed a theme of design, but also a social theme.

At the top of the stairs, you are faced hohse a bedroom and study, joined by a corridor. A complex circulatory layout transforms a simple geometry into a huose spatial experience.


Before anyone who sees this as an inconvenience rather than a benefit of this space, Tadao Ando defends his design with these words: Location Located in Sumiyoshi, a district in central OsakaJapanreplacing one of the traditional wooden-built houses of the area.

Azuma House – Row House

L Wright, which eventually led him to give up boxing and start architecture. In the middle of this working class neighbourhood full of the noises of daily life, the house stands like a silent wall. His objective, he says, was to challenge the inertia that has invaded our everyday lives. This is the building which brought him success. Azuma House Building Name: The open patio, surrounded by walls of concrete, glass and slate, reflects the natural light and creates complex shadows.

The treatment which Ando gives to nature in the city is another of the points which distinguishes his work. Azuma House developed a theme of design, but also a social theme.

If they felt cold, they could put on another layer of clothing.

Azuma House

Japanese Religion and Culture have great influence on Tadao Ando, which as it is said to create an ‘Haiku’ effect to beautify the nothingness in order to represent the uniqueness of ‘Simplicity’. Crossing over the entranceway, you turn to the right to access the living room, from the living room to the patio where you turn again to reach the staircase which takes you to the upper floor or go straight ahead to arrive at the kitchen and bathroom.

In each bedroom there are four surfaces of exposed concrete. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. Guaranteeing individual privacy something which the traditional taado did not provide and creating a residential space which allowed for the development of modern individuals.


Andowho sees himself as a fighter-architect, developed a series of brave proposals for small houses. His philosophy was ‘to change the dwelling is to change the society’. He divided in three a space devoted to daily life, composed of an austere geometry, with the insertion of an abstract space dedicated to the play of wind and light.

The central, uncovered space is the only source of natural light in the whole house.

Art and Architecture: Tadao Ando and Azuma House

Azuma House Year of Construction: For it, he received an award from the Japanese Association of Architecture in The building, moving towards its centre in terms of its organisation of space, is divided into 3 spaces and centres on an uncovered patio. It was a fight to establish his identity as an architect while struggling with complex components: Convinced that the relationship between it and the human being is fundamental for the latter, he incorporated into the construction a way of living in which the inhabitants would participate in nature.

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