Tadao Ando Centro Roberto Garza Sada Analysis

 

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Tadao Ando’s recently completed Centro Roberto Garza Sada, an architecture, art, and design school, presented a initially compelling geometry comprised of two “hyper-shells.” Upon further investigations into spatial organization, however, the architecture appeared less and less complex, until the final study became one focused on a self-defined operation performed on the building rather than the building itself. A form of constructed drawing, the plan oblique, became a grounding element for the investigation as well.

 


 

 

 

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Exploded axons, one in the traditional 30 degree axonimetric (left) and the other in plan oblique (right)

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Shear operation animation, diagram, and result

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Final physical model returns the computer based operation back to a tactical, human experience

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