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Tadao Ando

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Tadao Ando (安藤 忠雄, Andō Tadao, born 13 September 1941) is a Japanese autodidact 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 1,363,313 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Tadao Ando is the 28th most popular architect (up from 36th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Japan (up from 47th 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 28 out of 424Before him are Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Otto Wagner, Victor Horta, Adolf Loos, and Apollodorus of Damascus. After him are Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henry van de Velde, Peter Behrens, Santiago Calatrava, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

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Among people born in 1941, Tadao Ando ranks 20Before him are Plácido Domingo, Bruno Ganz, Fethullah Gülen, Lee Myung-bak, Nick Nolte, and Laura Antonelli. After him are Dick Cheney, Robert Forster, Faye Dunaway, Franco Nero, Nona Gaprindashvili, and Jon Lord.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Tadao Ando ranks 37 out of 6,048Before him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Kane Tanaka (1903), Gichin Funakoshi (1868), Sadako Sasaki (1943), Himiko (175), and Emperor Kōmei (1831). After him are Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Emperor Ninkō (1800), Hiroshige (1797), and Takeshi Kitano (1947).


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).