Tadao Ando’s Inamori Auditorium

Since we have had so many queries—fine, it was one, but it was a serious one—about the beautiful curved concrete building featured on our cover page (and more prominently on our Facebook profile pic), here is the story: it is Tadao Ando’s 1994 Inamori Auditorium at Kagoshima University, in the south of Japan. Like the majority of Ando’s buildings, it is unobtrusive but totally awesome to architecture nerds—his exposed concrete is so expressive, yet clearly not suited to every environment (looking at you, Arthur Erickson). Without further a(n)do, here are the much requested photos from that early 2010s visit, as undertaken by your correspondent:

 

 

 

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