C A S A W A B I b y T A D A O A N D O
Stretching along the Mexican coastline, Casa Wabi beautifully captures the spirit of Japanese Architect Tadao Ando's work. Self-taught and heavily influenced by his Japanese culture, Ando designs around the idea of 'simplicity in architecture | beauty in simplicity' and its ability to evoke experience and sensation.
The creation of Zen-like spaces are prominent in all of his projects - captured visually here with Casa Wabi. The achievement of Zen is not only through simplicity but also though the focus on inner feeling vs. outer appearance. Interpreted architecturally here by concrete walls that follow the natural form of the seaside landscape, wide open spaces, natural light and a closeness to nature, all lending themselves to create a dwelling that emphasizes physical experience and a sense of calm.
WORDS | Sanam Miremadi [ ChloeTouran ]
ARCHITECT | Tadao Ando
IMAGES | Edmund Sumner