The other day I read a Voa article in my online-English lesson which was about the six most famous architects in the world .
One of them is Tadao Ando.
The character of his work is simple and striking concrete.
He controls the light and matches his architecture around nature.
He focuses on detailed drawings and thinks about the dialogue between human beings and architectures.
Examples of his work are all over the world.
However, I’m drawn to his background rather than his work.
When he was young, he was a pro boxer!
After that he studied architecture by himself without entering an architecture university.
He roamed across the world to see and study many styles of architecture.
Ironically, he has become a professor at Tokyo University which is the most prestigious academic school in Japan since ten years ago.
He is a maverick figure.
I hope my daughters will not go through a stereotypical life.
If possible, I hope they will be active on the front lines in the world no matter what they become.