“I wanted a fun place to live, a place where every day is thrilling, a quiet place to think,” Says Tadao Ando. This “Atelier” was originally designed by Tadao Ando as a home to accommodate a young family that was expecting a baby but when the construction was almost done the family knew that they were actually having twins. Ando started expanding the house as he expected that the already designed one would be too small for the family. By the time, the studio was expanded in three phases. In 1991, it was officially the “Atelier” in which Ando’s expansion team stayed.

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