Chicago House by Tadao Ando

The Japanese architect Tadao Ando has major works in Asia and Europe. And, more recently, in the United States. Fort Worth's Modern Art Museum is his latest addition to the United States. But, did you know that long before that he designed a private residence for a couple in Chicago? Here's a look:

The Eychaner/Lee house follows Ando's trademark of pristine reinforced concrete, steel and glass. Constructed in 1998, it was Ando's first built work in the US, except for a gallery interior. I remember being an architecture student and trying pretty unsuccessfully to get a glimpse of the home: the design is turned inward, but is quite open from the court side.

Have any readers seen the home? Anyone actually been inside?

(Images: 1, 3, 4: Flickr member andy54321 licensed for use under Creative Commons, 2: Tadao Ando via Architecture Week)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.