The Analysis of the Japanese “Borrowed Landscape” Concept in Tadao Ando’s Architecture

  • Chuloh Jung
  • Nahla Al Qassimi
  • Jihad Awad


Borrowed landscape is the concept of integrating background landscape into the composition of a garden, which can be found in traditional Far Eastern Garden design and Tadao Ando's architecture is a fusion of traditional Japanese architecture and western geometric architecture. The Japanese borrowed landscape methodologies, introduced in the architecture of Tadao Ando, had achieved a creative reinterpretation and restoration of the traditional ego of their residential environment from the uniformity and deprivation of humanity due to the rapid modernization of Japan. The procedure of the traditional borrowed landscape in Japan condenses and symbolizes distant landscapes and introduces them into the house, whereas Tadao Ando dramatically reproduces the distant landscape of the natural state by overlapping the earth with an abstract geometrical architecture. Tadao Ando’s design for the circulation, created by the conflict between the wall and the volume, made it possible to break and regenerate the original landscape, like the principle of the tradition-style space composition of traditional architecture, to sustain perceptual and experiential experiences.


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How to Cite
JUNG, Chuloh; AL QASSIMI, Nahla; AWAD, Jihad. The Analysis of the Japanese “Borrowed Landscape” Concept in Tadao Ando’s Architecture. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering Innovation, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 48-62, oct. 2021. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 10 aug. 2022.