THE ARCHITECTURE OF
As one of the world’s most respected architects, Tadao Ando has defied many stereotypes in the field. From small houses that explored radical viewpoints to iconic major museums and public projects, he left a mark in many places, influencing an entire generation of architects worldwide. After making a name for himself with a variety of projects, Ando was invited by the Benesse foundation to design a contemporary arts center on the island of Naoshima, Japan. His radical vision for a series of museums built since the 1990’s helped transform the remote island into one of the world’s leading arts destinations.
The documentary shows the architecture of Mr. Tadao Ando in Naoshima as never before. Through the eyes of the award-winning Director of Photography Gustavo Nasr, Mr. Ando’s buildings come to life. Featuring interviews with curators, specialists and the renowned Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, the documentary discusses topics like traditional vs. modern architecture and the role of non-traditional museums in the experience of viewing art.