Archinect - Features 2015-11-27T10:27:08-05:00 Tadao Ando Interview: 20 Minutes with a Master Paul Petrunia 2012-04-23T20:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-14T23:33:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I can easily point to Tadao Ando's work as one of my earliest sources of inspiration, pulling me toward a life embedded in architecture. The powerful simplicity of his forms has always seemed to me, to represent an understanding far greater than that of the built environment alone. A few weeks ago, we had a rare opportunity to meet and talk with the master, thanks to a generous offer from <a href="" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Axel Schmitzberger</a>, during Ando's brief visit to Los Angeles to collect his <a href="" target="_blank">2012 Richard Neutra Award</a>. So, <a href="" target="_blank">Orhan</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Alex</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Kaori</a> and I headed out to <a href="" target="_blank">Neutra's VDL House</a> in Silver Lake, on a chilly afternoon in late March, for a brief, yet memorable, chat.</p>