IJIMT 2018 Vol.9(6): 224-231 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.6.817

Examining Methods of Concrete Construction in A Tadao Ando Private Art Gallery: Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois

Daniel Joseph Whittaker
Abstract— Creating high quality, smooth-finish architectural-grade concrete outside of Japan, using non-Japanese tools, equipment, and labor, requires a special degree of conviction and a lot of trial and error to achieve proscribed results. The definition of success, in this particular case study, was set forth by none other than architect Tadao Ando of Osaka. In order to attain a degree of fidelity mirroring what the master has already accomplished in his native homeland, within a society where precision and exactitude has reached cult-like status, most may consider a Sisyphean task elsewhere. However, it is the opinion of the author, who simultaneously was the on-site scribe and the Owner’s Representative of this Ando-designed Chicago private museum project (Wrightwood 659), that an equivalent degree of design perfection was obtained. This paper will elaborate upon the myriad of architectural and construction methodological details required to attain excellency in site-cast architectural concrete.

Index Terms— Chicago, private museums and galleries, Site cast concrete construction, architectural finish concrete, Tadao Ando.

Daniel Joseph Whittaker is with the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech). 3360 South State Street, S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL 60616, USA (e-mail: dwhitta1@hawk.iit.edu ).

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Cite: Daniel Joseph Whittaker, " Examining Methods of Concrete Construction in A Tadao Ando Private Art Gallery: Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 224-231, 2018.

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