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Armani/Silos to Stage Exhibition on Tadao Ando

MILAN — Giorgio Armani is staging a new exhibition at his Silos space to open on the eve of the upcoming Salone del Mobile, or Milan Design Week. Running from April 8 to July 28, “The Challenge — Tadao Ando” exhibit will be the venue’s first dedicated to architecture.
The retrospective will display more than 50 projects by Ando, illustrated with sketches, original blueprints, video installations, technical drawings, travel notes and photographs taken by the Japanese architect himself.
Designed by Ando and his studio in collaboration with Centre Pompidou and specially adapted for Armani/Silos, the exhibit’s narrative journey will be structured around four main themes: Primitive Shapes of Space; An Urban Challenge; Landscape Genesis, and Dialogues With History.
This is not the first time Armani has collaborated with Ando, as the architect created the designer’s theater standing on the opposite side of the Silos in 2001.
Born in Osaka in 1941, Ando began his self-education in architecture after a brief stint as a boxer. At 18, he started to visit temples, shrines and tea houses in Kyoto and Nara, studying architecture by going to see actual buildings and reading books about them. After study trips to Europe and the U.S. in the Sixties, he

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