I went to see
speak last week.
A former boxer,
an untrained architect;
my kind of man.
ANDO is such a prankster
So Ando has this
signature misfit behavior.
borderline, Ayn Rand
After hearing him speak, I
was further taken by his hilarious
self-depreciating 'matter-of=fact' mannerism.
He made fun of his buildings, his clients
and advocated for the "anti-luxury" of space.
...steep ladders, reinforced concrete,
courtyards separating rooms,
and other architectural
the mind young,"
2 or 3 reasons why ANDO is cool...
1. He is hilarious. I've really never laughed so hard
at a lecture before...and we all know how boring lectures can be.
2. Ando's style is simple, green & elemental: light, water, air.
3. Ando does not compromise. He is faithful to his dreams.
And you can tell that he rarely sucks up to his clients.
Like an old-style modernist, he knows his
architecture...and does what he wants.
lately, I've been missing
that kind of architect.