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Tadao Ando's Meditation Space photographed by Simone Bossi
Alexander Zaxarov
Apr 28, 2020

Architectural photographer Simone Bossi has created a new image series exploring the curved concrete of a tiny building by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Tadao Ando’s work is often characterized by his use of smooth concrete, simple geometric volumes, and natural components such as light and water. Through architecture, Ando aims to curate an intensity of the physical experience. In 1995, the architect brought his vision to France with the introduction of his renowned UNESCO meditation space in Paris, a concrete cylindrical structure commissioned in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary in 1946 and supported by numerous Japanese donors. The volume is situated atop a plinth made from granite which had been once exposed to radiation during the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, and was later decontaminated and integrated into the meditative project.

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Alexander Zaxarov
April 28, 2020

Architectural photographer Simone Bossi has created a new image series exploring the curved concrete of a tiny building by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Tadao Ando’s work is often characterized by his use of smooth concrete, simple geometric volumes, and natural components such as light and water. Through architecture, Ando aims to curate an intensity of the physical experience. In 1995, the architect brought his vision to France with the introduction of his renowned UNESCO meditation space in Paris, a concrete cylindrical structure commissioned in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary in 1946 and supported by numerous Japanese donors. The volume is situated atop a plinth made from granite which had been once exposed to radiation during the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, and was later decontaminated and integrated into the meditative project.

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