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Nurturing and tending buildings the Tadao Ando way

Renowned architect believes this will allow those who use them to develop an attachment

Mr Ando (above) has been building museums and accommodations on the island for more than a quarter of a century.

A view over the top of the Tadao Ando-designed The Oval House (above), one of the hotel buildings on Naoshima;


TADAO Ando, who treats architecture as a living thing that must be continually nurtured and tended, has expressed concern about the situation in contemporary Japan, where efficiency is often valued above all else.

"A building must not be at the peak of its beauty the moment...

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