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  • Fran M

    Tokyo Jewel Box : Architectural Digest Combining his distinctive minimalist style with the work of designers and artists, architect Tadao Ando created an unusual guesthouse and gallery space in Tokyo for Takeo Obayashi. Walls of platinum-glazed tiles by Olafur Eliasson enclose the courtyard. Photography by Robert McLeod

  • Tori Repasi

    Interesting Facade. Tadao Ando. 2008. Platinum glazed tiles designed by Olafur Eliasson.

  • Vanessa E Mota

    Obayashi House. An interesting collaboration between architect Tadao Ando and artist Olafur Eliasson (among some other artists like Ko Uehara who created the tea ceremony room after Konnichian). The courtyard walls are covered with a hexagonal tiling of faceted mirrored tiles. Each tile (called Quasi Bricks) can be rotated to vary the directionality of the mirrored tiles. For the bar, designer Tokujin Yoshioka created a table and bench out of slabs of optical glass. Stunning team work.

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