Travel in Japan - Tadao Ando:Endeavors Exhibition

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You may not know his background, but you must know one of his architecture work - Omotesando Hills. If you know the history of Omotesando, then you might prefer the old Omotesando design than this one. But I must say it is still a unique design.

If you want to see exhibitions in Japan, I highly recommend getting your tickets at a convenience store so you can avoid queue once you get the museum or art center. And usually, the advance ticket price is cheaper. :D I got my tickets couple weeks ago at Lawson for 1300 yen each, if you buy in the museum it will cost you 1500 yen.

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Recently there are so many exciting exhibitions happening in Tokyo and places around Tokyo. This time we went to this exhibition called "Tadao Ando:Endeavors Exhibition" at The National Art Center Tokyo.  Tadao Ando is one of the famous Japanese architecture in the world.

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There are inside and outside space, two different part of this exhibition. You will see those famous work of Tadao Ando, as well as handmade architecture models. 

Compare with wooden warm housing design, I personally prefer those concrete house. It might be so cold inside, but I still fall in love with its simplicity. 

I like Japanese architecture because, in Japan, there are not much land or space for you to build an extremely big house. So it is a kind of challenge for the architect in order to design a building or interior inside a specific small space or area. I really into how they manage the space and fully use it no waste. Also, I like how he uses indoor space as an outdoor space. So you won't face your neighbour but at the main them you will have a little garden or open space "inside" your house. How amazing is that?

If you like architecture, the National Art Center Tokyo actually built a 1:1 size the Church of the light in the outside exhibition space. You won't want to miss it, I promise.