"...walls are the most basic elements of architecture, and in all my works,
light is an important factor."
Church of Light/Osaka, Japan
Church on the Water/Hokkaido, Japan
The architect Tadao Ando did not receive any formal architectural training. Instead, he schooled himself by reading and traveling extensively through Africa, Europe, and the United States. His use of concrete and glass, and his reverence for light and shadow is nothing short of remarkable.