Tadao Ando Official Website

Updated on June 14, 2016 in Debates, Ideas and Discussion

Tadao Ando Official Website

Tadao Ando Official Website

Correct me if I am wrong, I believe that the web address www.tadaoando.com and www.tadaoando.net do not belongs to Tadao Ando. I checked with the whois info online and found that it was actually registered by a Korean guy, kind of weird. I once read that the Japanese are not so into the internet compare with other countries, maybe this is one reason why Tadao Ando yet to have an official website, then again I might be wrong.

If that is not Tadao Ando’s official website, then it is called cyber-squatting. It’s a crime. Can someone out there enlighten me with some information? Is that Tadao Ando’s official website?

Few years ago when I check with the ICANN, famous architects like Frank Gehry and Antonio Gaudi (deceased long ago) yet to have their domain name registered. It’s kind of weird that it takes them ages to have their domain name registered.

If you think these cyber squatters registered only then try these url www.tadaoando.com and www.tadaoando.net, and I think its an insult to Mr.Tadao Ando. The web address www.tadaoando.net is promoting some kind of architecture or wine mosquito product, am not sure, while the address www.andotadao.org belongs to a guy from korea again. Displaying his collection of images of ando’s works. Its all about making money online.

Cybersquatting: What It Is and What Can Be Done About It:

If you own a trademark and find that someone is holding it hostage as a domain name until you pay a large sum for it, you may be the victim of cybersquatting.

You can either sue to get your domain name — and possibly some money damages — under a 1999 federal law known as the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, or you can initiate arbitration proceedings under the authority of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and win the name back without the expense and aggravation of a lawsuit.

Cybersquatting means registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else’s trademark. It generally refers to the practice of buying up domain names that use the names of existing businesses with the intent to sell the names for a profit to those businesses.

Tadao Ando Official Website

Update: Finally, Mr.Ando has his own website. Just like most of his architecture, the website design is simple. His company’s official name is ‘Tadao Ando Architect & Associates‘. As for his email and phone number, you’ll have to do a little digging to get it. For privacy reasons, I don’t think I should share them.

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66 Comments

  1. I am an architect student from Valencia (spain). I am now in osaka and I haved visited lots of his works here in japan.
    After of loock for his studio more or less 2 hours because the people don,t speak english, I arrive to the studio and one woman say me that I can not visit the studio.
    Is the first time that happens this to me because in the studio of GMP in beijing or in Foster and Partners in london they did not have problem in show me a little part of the studio.
    I think that they would have any detail with the foreign students, the peolpe who admires tadao ando, and spain is no very near (20 hours by plane).

  2. Hello! I´m an architecture student from Madrid (Spain) and I´m planning a visit to Japan. I´d like to visit Ashiya and the Koshino House, wich I consider a master piece. Does anyone know if it could be visited?
    Thanks!

  3. hello! i am an architecture student from albania.and i am thinkin of an euro trip and i just want to know what pplace its worth to visit.i want to know what should i visit i Prague or in Viena or in Budapest in Venecia etc.I want to know too if its posible to visit any architecture studio.
    Thanks !!

  4. Hello,
    Can you please transmit this message to mister ANDO?
    “Hello im mister Vedrine from France and i have Jean Prouvé sun shutters to sale. I ve heard you were a lover of his work, so i give you the information, we never know….
    I can send you pictures if you give me a mail adress where it s possible to.
    Thoses sun shutter come from the facade of an hospital in Nancy (the town of jean Prouvé)and are made of aluminium.
    You have my mail and this is my phone number: 0033603131284. Just in case…
    Thank you.
    Alexander Vedrine.”

  5. i am a student of architecture in bangladesh. its tough for me to visit Japan whenever i wish. but still i have a strong desire to visit Japan as i love Japanese architecture a lot. i hope i’ll get your help when i’ll be able to meet my dream. thanks.

  6. hello i am an architecture student from the catholic university of Cordoba, Argetina. We are working on a proyect about Iwasa House and it has been really dificult finding accurate documentation of the house, we would apreciate if you could e-mail me the plans or any other documentation that you have. I hope that one day i’ll be able to visit japan and look directly at your marvellous work and hopefully it will help me become a better architect. thanks

  7. Hi, I´m Eduardo from Brazil and I´m doing a work in my university about Tadao Ando, I read many books about Tadao and I´m looking for more books and news about his works. Could some body send it by e-mail to me please? Thanks!

  8. Hello, I am a student from the Illonois Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. I am doing a research and model project on Tadao Ando and the Koshino House. If you could send me any information about Tadao Ando, the Koshino House, dimensions, sections, elevations, plans, progressive drawings, his other works, and anything else you think might be helpful for me to know, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

  9. i am student in univercity of walls ,,,
    iam doning research about tadao ando ,,
    and the museum architect designs ,,
    if you can helpe any plans secions elevaations ,, any thing can help ,,
    thanks for help

  10. I’m studying at Politecnico di Milano and I’m doing a course with Proff. Alberto Aschieri.
    I need informations about Ando’s first project: Tomishima House.
    I need:
    -the precise address (I only know they are in Osaka)
    -plant, section
    -planimetry
    and every informations that you can give me.
    Thank you

  11. Hello, i am a student from Portugal and i am working on a project about Tadao Ando, the “Rokko Housing I and II”, but i can’t find any plans of the project. Can someone e-mail me the plans please? Thanks.

    • hello,
      i am an architecture student in india.
      we have to do a case study on tadao ando’s rokko housing 1 and 2
      if u have proper documentation then can u please email it ?
      thanks

  12. hello, I’m a student from Milanand I’m doing a research about the “mauseum of wood” by Tadao Ando.
    Can you give me some information about it, please?
    thank you for the attenction good bye

  13. Hellw, I’m Arcitecture student from Ethiopia(WOW) and i was researching on Tomishima House, Osaka so can any one pass me little info about it? Thanx

  14. i like Ando’s sir work a lot. i wish i can work with them.with in his studio MIRAGE …
    i am an architecture student in fourth year(2010) India (Gujarat).

  15. hello,um an architecture student from BANGLADESH.I strongly desire to do my internship in TADAO ANODO ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES.i tried a lot to manage his official website address…but i failed. i will be very thankful if i could be informed about the internship details……….

  16. hi every one , i am from algeria a futur architect (4th year) a love ( more then like ) the works of ando it’s amazing i hope that he works in my country because watching is ‘nt like living the moment ,how about the reality? thank you sir ……..if one day a go to japan (inchallah) a will visit all your architectural creations ,,thank you because you are one of basis to the perfect architecture …thank you again

  17. Hello everyone
    i am a student of Architecture from Bahrain and i am working on the Rokko Housing too. I can’t find any plans of the project. I would be really thankful if any one can e-mail me these plans.

  18. Hello every1 ,, I’m very interested in archi world specialy the greatest of them like what we see 4 Mr. Ando all the time,, that is really nice and shining projects. I have some of the biggest surprise architect design that I’d like to share !!!?. Best regards, Salem 966509571106

  19. Hello, i am a student from Politecnico in Milan and i am working on a project about Tadao Ando, the “Rokko Housing I, II and III”, but i can’t find any plans of the project. Can someone e-mail me the plans please? Thanks.

  20. Hello, I’m an architecture student. I am studying the 4×4 master Tadao Ando. I have already developed many products, such as plans, elevations, sections, 3D, now I’m developing the axonometric, and perspective. I would ask if you had the stuff about perspective views. Thanking you look news by email, also not positive.

  21. heloo mr ando Hello, i am a student from Politecnico in iran and i am working on a project about Tadao Ando.ilike your steal.i need same information from tadao ando it si so better if you send me skis from projet. merci

  22. hello i’m korean
    please give me the information of the
    iwasa house ?
    please i found the iwasa house
    please give me the photo or
    information. founding the explorer
    is very difficult…
    please

  23. hi, im an student from argetina and I would like to know if its possible the adress of the iwasa house, in Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan.

  24. hi.i am a studeny from iran.i am working on your kidosaki house project.please give me information and photos,thank you.

  25. Good morning , I’m student 1st year in the national school of architecture in France , Could you send me the plan structure of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri, USA ?

  26. I am a student of architecture and i am running a work on Tomishima house-Tadao Ando-Osaka 1973. Can you please help me how to find the prospectuses and plants?

  27. hey i’m architecture student from lebanon i want a small sentence for how tadao ando thing and what we should to do to learn architecture

  28. Howdy, I’m an buildings college student. We are checking 4×4 master Tadao Ando. I’ve got by now produced a lot of products and solutions, for instance plans, levels, portions, 3 dimensional, at this moment I’m creating a axonometric, in addition to standpoint. I’d personally discover you had the goods in relation to mindset opinions. Thanking you appear news by simply e mail, also certainly not optimistic.

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  29. hello, MR.Tadao Ando .I’m architecture student from Iran.please give me your plan of water temple for poroje of school.it’s very beautifull.thanks

  30. hello, MR.Tadao Ando .my douther is architecture student .please give me your plan of water temple for her poroje of school.it’s wonderful.we like your porojes .thanks

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  32. plz i need to get the rokko housing plans and i can’t seem to find them on the internet.. Can anyone help me? it’s urgent… thank you

  33. hello mr tadao ando .I’am architecte student please can you gove me more information about your prject housa 4*4 the planes .help me as soon as

  34. Why is everyone asking Tadao Ando on this page to help them get information. This page was only intended to find the offical website of Tadao Ando. Most of you are just wasting your time because you think this blog is actually the official site.

  35. Hello, i’m an architecture student from Venezuela! I’m looking for more info about Kidosaki House PLEAAAAAAAAAAASEEEEEE :( I really need its exactly location on the map and the sizes of the structure

  36. please i need to get the rokko housing plans and i can’t seem to find them on the internet.. Can anyone help me? it’s urgent… thank you

  37. I need to Ask Mr Andoa. About His Works Especially Rokko Housing To Understand What I Need Becuase I Have To Work on His Principle And The Way He Think ,,Urgent -School Project,,, Can i have his email please

  38. Hi, I am looking to apply for an internship with Tadao Ando and Associates, but I am not able to get any leads on a valid email address or contact information. Do you happen to know the firm’s email address for me to contact them? Would be of great help. Thank you!

  39. Dear sir
    I’m living in Iran. I am an architecture student. I am preparing my dissertation. Theme is desert architecture. I’m glad you can express your point about desert architecture. Or introduce a sample as case study. Your perspective can be useful in my design.

    With respect
    Pourya

  40. Dear Mr Tadao Ando

    I am looking for contacting you to ask you about a drawing i made based on you.

    My name is Yannick Martin.
    I am a French architect and graphic designer.
    I hope that you can get this message.

    I first would like to tell you that I really like the architectural works that you produce.
    It’s always a great pleasure for me to discover your realisations.
    It’s full of inspiration.

    I then decided in one of my work to produce a graphic based on a photo that someone made for you.
    I am very happy to share with you the final graphic that I did and hopefully you will like it.
    I will of course be very happy to hear your comments on this work.
    You can discover it there:
    http://cargocollective.com/what/CARA

    I also would like to know if it is ok for you if I try to sell this graphical work like I want to do it for the others I made.
    If you don’t like it and don’t want me to use it I will of course understand and respect that.
    Please let me know your reason maybe, to not allow me to use it, or if there is anything i could do to have the possibility to do it.
    Also, I understand that you are very busy with your work and that you will maybe not have the time to answer to my little request.
    Then, I guess I could also believe that this request I do to you is not so important for you in consideration of all the others you should have everyday, and will then consider after a month that it mean that it doesn’t matter for you if I continue to try to distribute my graphical work made of cube, using as well the one I did of you.
    So please, let me know if there is anything.

    I want to wish you to continue to have a lot of success and to have the opportunity to continue making great buildings.
    Thank you very much for your time and interest and apologize for my English, probably full of mistake.

    Kind Regards.
    Yannick Martin

  41. I have recently completed my bachelors in Architecture and I wish to apply at the firm Tadao Ando architect and Associates. How can I get the valid email address to contact the firm? It would be of great help. Thank you.

  42. Dear Mr Ando
    It seems that I’m the first to comment this year.
    Sorry to interrupt you and your teams’ busy work,even though I don’t know who will see this letter,but please take a look at it .
    So,start from myself.
    It has been 3 years that the thought to devote my life to architecture first occurredto my mind.And till now I can’t still explain the reasons.During this period at night in dreams I can’t help keeping coming across some impressive and fanatics architecture . And few of them I later found really exist.One is the ROKKO HOUSING,but not completely the same,in my dreams the build is separated by layers.And some I haven’ found in real life
    such as an apartment stands erectly on a water fall(later I thought they are difficultto fuse properly)or a concrete-architecture inside a huge glass box outside or a build has just two crossed stepladder on first layer.No matter what build,they are really beautiful and full of life in my dreams.
    So I bought a lot of books about architecture,when I read the first book,I was amazed by two man’s composition. one is Campo Baeza’s Gaspar House. And the other one is your 4×4..I think both two builds
    contain sense of cool-headed and 4×4 can be a home for my spirit.4×4 also contains your recalls of the earthquake happened there.and I will never forget it。So it has been 3 years since then.
    Why do I write this message toyoubut for other architects.Firstly I watched the film “The architecture of Ando Tadao Poems” .You are a man who dares to take responsibilities.You are kinded in daily life and strict at work.Also Chinese colledge produced mostly wufengjin but not the wufengjin. Then I‘m in a single parent family and family is not rich,my mother raise me up since I was a child.I don’t want to see my mother to bear the bitter herself.I want to find a way out.
    You have ever said that” many lucky things seem to be fortunate,in fact are related to his own affection and persistence,it moves the God.Thanks to the God helping behind.”So I hope you can be my God.
    (In addition,could you offer me a communicated e-mail in private?)
    With Best Regard
    畑中 young

  43. Master Tadao Ando,
    I am a Brazilian architecture student and I am in the final phase of my graduation.
    Chosen as the theme to build a church in a degraded area of the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
    As inspiration for my studies, I chose your church project for the Vicariate of Rome.
    I would like to ask for your help to get some images in order to support my argument with my master Gerson Moura Duarte.
    For more information I sent the phone to contact my advisor master:
    55 11 36659038
    Thank you in your help, I will be eternally grateful for his kindness in helping me.

  44. Dear, miragestudio7 / Ando-san

    I am looking forward to learn about how to apply for work/internship at tadao ando and associates.I hope i could get an email adress or po.box sent to my personal email.

    Best Regards,
    Wen Johnson

  45. I would like to have an email address to send an invitation to Mr. Tadao Ando to participate in a real estate event next April in México City.
    Thank you for your attention to this matter, I will appreciate your response.

    Best regards,

    Sylvia Acevedo G.

    • Dear Mr Ando, I’m a student in architecture. I’m 16 years old. I should do a presentation about your 4×4 house (1). Some information is missing as the beginning date of the project and his cost (how it was financed), his sale price.
      Thanks a lot for your help and your answer.
      Eva

  46. Dear Professor Ando Tadao.

    Greetings from Jeonju, Korea. My name is Chang, Woo Yon. I am researcher in Jeonju City Council.

    I am sending this email to ask you for help in creating a video on ‘Memories of the City’ being produced by Jeonju City.

    As the traditional culture capital of Korea, Jeonju City is a city where hundreds of years of historical and cultural heritages are integrated including Hanok Village. In Jeonju City, there is a sports stadium building built in 1963.
    This building is a stadium built by collecting donations from each citizen at that time. It is also a place holding memories and recollections of many citizens such as National Sports Festival in 1980. Here is a place where citizens became one while cheering and letting out their anger.
    But recently, there is a plan to destroy this stadium and build a large discount store.
    Worrying that Jeonju City will be a replicated city no different from other cities if the shopping mall is built as planned, Jeonju City is trying to put back the plan to the starting point and recreate the stadium as the park of citizens. Not only creating a park in the city but telling the truth that there used to be a Sports Stadium, we want to change it into a new one.
    And by preserving the Sports Stadium, we also try to protect the identity of Jeonju City as a historical and cultural city.

    I would like to request the following:
    First, I want you to send us a supporting video about 1 minute long shot by IPhone with regard to the above contents.
    If it is difficult to shoot a video, second, I want you to agree to our editing and using videos shot by you in the past.

    As mentioned earlier, the subject of our video is ‘Preservation of Jeonju City Sports Stadium as the history of the city and memories of citizens’.
    In addition, the purpose of making and distributing this video is a public interest reason and we made the video in order to form and promote a consensus of many citizens.

    As a researcher studying architecture and urban planning in Korea, I know that you said the history and memories of the city, preservation of modern architecture are very important for our city through a number of broadcast and books.
    If you are sympathetic to the intent of this promotional video and send a video, it will be a great help in preserving Jeonju City Sport Stadium and maintaining and developing the identity of the historical and cultural city.
    I am looking forward to get a reply from you. Please feel free to contact me directly if there is any information you may need.

    Best regards.

  47. Hey,
    Im Jakob, architecture student at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany, same as most of u guys, wanting to do an internship in Tadao Ando’s office. Whoever has his office’s E-Mail-adress or has any idea where to get it, please let me know!
    Thanks a lot!
    Jakob

  48. Hello,

    Hello,

    I’m writing on behalf of Mrs Louise Blouin owner of Blouin ArtInfo who is currently in Tokyo and would like to Interview Mr Tadao Ando .

    We tried hard to find coordinates but couldn’t hence writing on this email address for help.

    Hope to hear a positive response.

    Thanks in Anticipation.

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