Minimalist Architecture – Tadao Ando

I’ve been interested in the aesthetics of architecture and its potential in virtual reality environments. The simple ability to create full sized buildings virtually is to me an exciting prospect. We could only imagine what Gaudi or Alberti would have made with this technology.

After looking at Franco Bertoni’s book on Minimalism in Architecture I came across Tadao Ando’s church:



The way in which Ando has used simple structure and natural light to perceive the crucifix in the church defines the beauty of minimalist architecture. Its beauty and meaning thrive from its simplicity.


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