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Giorgio Armani Unveils Exhibit on Tadao Ando’s Career at Silos Space

MILAN — Respect and goodwill run deep between Giorgio Armani and Tadao Ando — clearly tangible at the unveiling Monday of “The Challenge,” the first exhibition dedicated to architecture at the Armani Silos, and showcasing the career of the Japanese architect.
The relationship is strong, despite the language barrier, which is apparently not an obstacle. “I read his heart and he does the same with mine,” said Ando, speaking in Japanese, through an Italian interpreter. To be sure, the two share a passion for beauty and “the desire to continue to work until we are 100,” Ando said. “I wish to create an architecture that will live on eternally — not in substance or form, but as a memory within people’s hearts.”
Armani praised Ando’s “extraordinary ability to transform ‘heavy’ materials such as metal and concrete into something truly exciting.” He emphasized the architect’s “use of light, a fundamental element that helps shape the character of spaces.” The designer said he is in a phase of his life now where he wants “everything to be elegant — if it’s not elegant, it’s not worth anything.”
The exhibit is specially adapted for Silos and is designed by Ando and his studio in collaboration with Centre Pompidou,

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