【Ginza Ashiya Shoten】 “Ando Tadao: Challenge” architect Ando Tadao’s portfolio latest work “ANDO BOX V” presentation and exhibition from 6/8 (Tue)

At Ginza Yodoya Shoten (in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, GINZA SIX 6F), the exhibition (free of charge) of the portfolio latest work of architect Tadao Ando, “ANDO BOX V” will be held from June 8 to 20, 2019. It will be held at "GINZA ATRIUM" in Ginza Ashiya Bookstore.

  • Contents of the exhibition

The latest portfolio “ANDO BOX V” focuses on the project “Nakanoshima Project II [Geological Space]” designed by Mr. Tadao Ando with deep passion, and covers the length of 10 meters by Mr. Ando It is a reproduction of drawing with high-resolution printing technology.

Nakanoshima, Chuo Oshu, which flows through the center of Osaka. On the island that is flanked by rivers on both sides, facilities such as city halls, libraries, and public halls are lined with facilities that play a central role in the culture and administration of the region since the old days. "Geological space" is a concept that makes this whole island a major cultural zone.

Comments have been received from Mr. Tadao Ando on the presentation of this work.
"The existing historical landscape, the atmosphere of the lush green city park remains as it is, and the island itself is reborn as a cultural complex-a concept that has not been asked by anyone, it was an endless proposition.
More than a real work, I drew two drawings with all my might, “Because of Yume Yume”. "

Ginza Yodoya Bookstore connects art and Japanese culture and living through books, and proposes "living with art". We hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity for many people to experience Mr. Tadao Ando's world.

※ We will also exhibit and sell "ANDO BOX V", the published portfolio "ANDO BOX III" and "ANDO BOX IV". Please inquire at the store for details.
※ Since June 11 (Tuesday) from 11:30 to 17:00 is an invitation-only reception, general guests can not enter. Please be careful.

※ WEB site: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/event/architectural-design/7148-1207410530.html
※ A limited signature book of Mr. Tadao Ando is also available. It can be purchased at the storefront / net (above URL).

  • profile

Tadao Ando

Born in Osaka in 1941. He studied architecture by himself, and in 1969 he founded Ando Tadao Research Institute. His masterpieces include the Church of the Light, the Pulitzer Museum of Art, and the Naoshima Underground Museum. 1979 "Sumiyoshi Nagaya" Japanese Architectural Institute Award, Japan Art Academy Award in 1993, Plitsker Prize in 1995, 2005 International Association of Architects (UIA) Gold Medal, 2010 John F. Kennedy Center Art Gold Award, Goto Shinpei Awards, the Medal of Culture, the 2013 French Order of Arts and Culture (Commandor), the medal of the Italian Star of Grande Ufficha in 2015, and the award winner Isamu Noguchi 2016. One-man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1991, and at the Pompidou Center in Paris in 1993 and 2018. Visiting professor at Yale, Columbia, Harvard University. Professor of the University of Tokyo since 1997, currently an honorary professor.

  • Event summary

■ Exhibition: Tadao Ando: Challenge-Presentation of the latest portfolio "ANDO BOX V" by architect Tadao Ando ■ Exhibition period: June 8 (Sat)-June 20, 2019
※ Since June 11 (Tuesday) from 11:30 to 17:00 is an invitation-only reception, general guests can not enter. Please be careful.
■ Time: 10:00 to 22:30
■ Place: Ginza Ashiya Shoten GINZA ATRIUM (6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo GINZA SIX 6F)
■ Organizer: Ginza Yodoya Bookstore ■ Cooperation: Ando Tadao Building Research Institute / Amanazaruto Co., Ltd. ■ Venue configuration: Yoshihiko Sakayama (Ginza Yodoya Bookstore Architectural Concierge)
■ Entrance fee: Free ■ WEB site: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/event/architectural-design/7148-1207410530.html

  • Ginza Ashiya bookstore

Ginza Ashiya Shoten connects art and Japanese culture and living through books, and proposes “living with art”. There is also a café and gallery where you can have a cup of coffee while viewing the art and opening an art book.

The building book office is lined with approximately 6,000 titles selected from home and abroad by the building concierge who is also a top class architect. In particular, the collection of works occupying a half of the whole is complete. A large collection of illusionary masterpieces in vintage old books, all of which are arranged in a layout based on the genealogy of architects, while the sales floor is just an architectural museum of books. Our expert knowledgeable concierge will respond to your various requests.

  • store information
Ginza Ashiya bookstore
Address: 〒 104-0061 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo GINZA SIX 6F
Phone number: 03-3575-7755
Opening hours: 10: 00-22: 30