Tadao Ando 安藤忠雄 [ Wikipedia ] is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism”. He is the winner of the 1995 Pritzker Prize
When it comes to shaping what Japanese architecture today, there’s no name more iconic than Tadao Ando. He is also known as the Samurai Architect, better known for his work Church of Light. 7 of his most striking works are Design Sight, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Church of Light, 4×4 house, Suntory Museum in Osaka, Tokyo Skytree and Chichu Art Museum.
You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.