Tadao Ando

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Tadao Ando (安藤 忠雄, Andō Tadao, born 13 September 1941) is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as "critical regionalism". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tadao Ando has received more than 983,048 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Tadao Ando is the 36th most popular architect (down from 33rd in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Japan (down from 36th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Architect.

Tadao Ando is most famous for his minimalist architecture, which is characterized by its use of natural materials, such as concrete and glass. He is also known for his use of asymmetry in his designs.

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Among architects, Tadao Ando ranks 36 out of 424Before him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Renzo Piano, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Jørn Utzon, Vladimir Tatlin, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. After him are Hippodamus of Miletus, Ictinus, Arne Jacobsen, Marcel Breuer, Christopher Wren, and Suger.

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Among people born in 1941, Tadao Ando ranks 25Before him are Nick Nolte, Jon Lord, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Franco Nero, and Fausto Cercignani. After him are Julia Kristeva, Faye Dunaway, Dennis Ritchie, Václav Klaus, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, and Ryan O'Neal.

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Among people born in Japan, Tadao Ando ranks 47 out of 5,560Before him are Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945), Soichiro Honda (1906), Chūichi Nagumo (1887), Yayoi Kusama (1929), Osamu Dazai (1909), and Sei Shōnagon (966). After him are Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147), Itō Hirobumi (1841), Liv Ullmann (1938), and Shinzō Abe (1954).


Among architects born in Japan, Tadao Ando ranks 1After him are Kenzō Tange (1913), Arata Isozaki (1931), Fumihiko Maki (1928), Kisho Kurokawa (1934), Shigeru Ban (1957), Kazuyo Sejima (1956), Kengo Kuma (1954), Kunio Maekawa (1905), and Ryue Nishizawa (1966).