Punch and duty
On-site supervision is one topic discussed in Seven Interviews with Tadao Ando (Third Millennium, £19.95) - published on the completion of Ando's Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which has had a very good press so far.The interviewer asks boxer-turned-architect Ando if there is any truth in a story that he once punched a worker who casually threw a cigarette butt into a form as concrete was being poured. 'Twenty years ago these types of incident took place on a daily basis, ' says Ando. 'I am very concerned that workers take responsibility for their craft.' You can't beat a hands-on approach.