Tadao Ando: Times Building, Kyoto

The Times building in Kyoto, popularly known as I (built in 1984) and II (built in 1991, back portion) is a commercial space that carries the architect’s trademark style of bare concrete in minimalist design. It is the first of two works in the city, the second is the Garden of Fine Arts just beside …

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Tadao Ando: Garden of Fine Arts, Kyoto

Just adjacent but way smaller in size to the popular Kyoto Botanical Garden, Tadao Ando’s Garden of Fine Arts is a unique take of how a garden should be but still infused with the traditional Japanese sensibilities. Built in 1994 it has the trademark zen simplicity and concrete material that is signature to Ando’s work …

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