“You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.” – Tadao Ando, Japanese, architect
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His work is extremely simple and modern, with expanses of concrete broken by wood, stone, and wide windows. He tries to incorporate changing natural features like sunlight, wind and rain. Ando’s architectural style is credited with creating a “haiku” effect, emphasizing nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity.