Tadao Ando and the Château La Coste

Tadao Ando - Publisher Actes sud - Ouvrage relié - 256 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2017

This book features the architectural adventure betweenTadao Ando and the château La Coste.

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Model 9782330020057
Artist Tadao Ando
Author Philip Jodidio
Publisher Actes sud
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 256
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 307 x 246
Published 2017
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The building adopts many of the Japanese master’s signature elements to create an extraordinary experience of light and space in nature. A vast infinity pool of water hides an underground car park and provides a spectacular stage for an upper level that is laid out on a V-shaped plan. Flanked by entire elevations of glass.

Tadao Ando’s uniquely smooth concrete walls are marked by a series of conical points and are organised into tatami proportions. His sculptural use of this medium creates strong geometric lines, framed points of view and a variety of reflections throughout the day. The interplay between interior and exterior spaces is seen everywhere in the building and this integration into the landscape is perfectly highlighted by the colonnade that disappears beyond the building into the vines.

“What I tried to do here, because of the presence of Cézanne in Aix, is create new works close to nature.” Tadao Ando says. “I wanted to capture the same, very humble spirit of a Cézanne painting.”


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