Visiting the Church of Light
Although I have visited Osaka numerous times, I have always missed the opportunity to visit one of their most iconic Brutalist buildings designed by Tadao Ando - until now. Seeing it in real life was an incredible moment, as the building, although sparse in it's form, bathed in it's rich hues of meaning. The composition of the walls and windows that define this space seems to create another kind of romantic dimension; it felt like the artwork, pioneered by the likes of Malevich and Moholy-Nagy, had been expanded and realized into it's own space. I think this will be a building that I will remember as I progress from one design project to the next. This will be my last blog post from Japan - next month I will be checking in from London!
Find out more about his thinking through the Design Film Festival Documentary; From Emptiness to Infinity.