RESEARCH


Blending Design and Philosophy



WABI SABI
a part of the wabi sabi philosphy is finding beauty in the imperfections



LEONARD KOREN
“Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional.”



TADAO ANDO
Brief study of Tadao Ando in relation to Wabi-Sabi:

Tadao Ando is an architect that builds around light and nature. His works include The Church of Light and Casa Wabi.

“Ando’s buildings are often described as an ‘enclosed world, shut off from the exterior environment’ (Jodidio 2004:10). It shuts out the exterior world but introduces nature, in symbolic form. The symbolic representation of nature is a major expression of wabi-sabi aesthetic, and is prevalent in all Japanese art.”




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