Tadao Ando, a Japanese born architect, is the only architect to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes.
He is known for the creative use of natural light. His structures follow the natural forms of the land, gracefully flowing into the landscape. His architecture contrasts hard concrete lines with soft reflecting pools of water. Ando has developed a completely unique building aesthetic, in a way that has never existed elsewhere in architecture.
With obvious pride for the Cerro Pelon Ranch, Tadao Ando choose the Cerro Pelon Ranch to use as the cover of his book, Ando, Completed Works 1975-2012.
Some of Tadao Ando's notable works include; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA; the Armani Teatro in Milan, Italy; the Ground Zero Project at Memorial Park, New York City, USA; and Awaji Yumebutai Resort Complex, Awaji Island, Japan.