Describing Architecture


From Emptiness to Infinity / Mathias Frick



Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity

Director Mathias Frick
Duration 52 minutes

The documentary TADAO ANDO – FROM EMPTINESS TO INFINITY portrays one of the world’s most renowned architects: the Japanese “Master of Minimalism” Tadao Ando. His award-winning brutalist architecture creates a spectacular connection between Japanese tradition and contemporary modernism.

The film introduces Ando’s world-famous buildings and accompanies him at work. Ando’s personality, his inspiration and his motivation as an architect are the focus of this documentary. His voice is a distinctive feature of the film and forms a link between architecture and architect. Human beings are his source of inspiration. The so-called minimalism of his buildings is supposed to give them space to live, space to unfold.