Architectural Inspiration: Tadao Ando
Tadao Ando's work has been called an 'architecture of silence', a reference to the timeless quality achieved through the Japanese architect's thoughtful consideration of form, light and geometry.
A formal progression through space, informed by nature and realized through the careful application of materials, is fundamental to Ando's work, and this concept is beautifully illustrated in a private ranch designed for Tom Ford at a 24,000 acre site in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Originally published in Vogue Paris several years ago, these photos by Guido Mocafico convey the heightened sense of place created by Ando's minimalist intervention in the desert landscape.
I like to make things - it is the act of building that is the ultimate enjoyment. It’s not the conclusion, it’s not making the money, it’s not having the house - it’s building the house.
Find more insights from fashion designer and architecture patron Tom Ford, as well as more photos of his modern ranch, online at fulltimeford.