Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Lecture
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: UH Manoa School of Architecture
This lecture is presented as a part of the www.arch.hawaii.edu Spring 2014 Lecture Series
PRACTICE PROFILE: Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based firm founded by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima in 1992. The pair’s interest lies in diverse fields ranging from architectural design to urban research and the creation of public artworks, which are produced, based on the theory called “behaviorology”.
The practice has designed and built houses, public and commercial buildings mainly in Tokyo, as well as Europe and the USA. Their urban research studies lead to experimental project ‘micro-public- space’, a new concept of the public space, which has been exhibited across the world.
Atelier Bow-Wow’s works are produced from the concept “architectural behaviorology”. The word “behavior” includes behaviors of natural elements such as light, air, heat, wind, and water, and human behavior, and building’s behavior. “Architectural behaviorology” investigates the mechanism of these behaviors and aims to synthesize them to optimize their performance in its specific context. It focuses the repetitive, rhythmical, shareable aspects of behavior, and sifts the architectural design from individuality based into commonality based.