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, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Behaviorology / Atelier Bow-Wow, House &​ Atelier Bow-Wow ; House Tower ; Sway House ; Ikushima Library. of Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima at Atelier Bow-Wow has “ Architectural behaviorology” aims to understand the behaviors of. Through text and photographs Behaviorology covers the majority of Atelier Bow- Wow’s work up to including built projects.

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Achieving near cult status among architectural students around the world, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow-Wow have built a career confronting the challenges posed by dense urban environments. Newer Post Older Post Home. Their city houses—enclosed in vibrant, idiosyncratic forms—are distinguished by their capacity to accommodate the changing needs of the occupants. The text of the book is both in original Japanese and also translated into English.

These, in fact, “epitomize a creative new, adaptive aesthetic that can be said to be the quintessence of Tokyo.

The House comprises a sequence of subdivided rooms all of equal size: State Library of Queensland. Nora House, Atelier Bow-Wow.

The Architectures of Atelier Bow-Wow

Building elements – both architectural and non-architectural — are depicted in their outlines, and labelled with a precise detailed notation of material, dimension, finishes, and textures. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. With this we witness a variety of building behaviours, reflecting the generational differences. Bow-Wow explore the subtle changes in surface — the morphing of elements and the individual piecing together of a house that gives it expression.

Echo of Space creates an overlying dreamlike analogy between architecture and an animal world, offering insight into architectural space from a uniquely Japanese perspective.

Atelier Bow-Wow has a dedicated research division that has published a number of treatises on vernacular architecture. As occupants rise through the building walls converge to constrict upper levels, shifting the internal scale of the building to a domestic sense suited for living. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Friday, May 28, Book Review: A basic feature is the permeability of interior spaces, where public and the more intimate places co-mingle, often in vertical structures with a total floor area that rarely exceeds square meters.


At that time concepts focussed on the composition of the vertical core. When we look beyond Japan today we find a plethora of practices balancing design and research — InterboroLARMAS Studioto name a few — a sign of the complexity of conditions today and the efforts to make behaviorolofy of even a small portion of them.

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Yoshikazu Nango is a sociologist and an assistant at Tokyo University. Each room is given a different visual condition. Interior spaces be inviting for those who are not family members. The work of Atelier Bow-Wow carefully ztelier the social and economic context, relentlessly seeking to turn problems into opportunities.

The facade can be opened up in good weather providing an unhindered access to the exterior. We find what we call “pet architecture”, architecture having pet like characteristics, existing in the most unexpected places within the Tokyo city limits.

Architecture firms of Japan. Their city houses – enclosed in vibrant, idiosyncratic forms – are behzviorology by their capacity to accommodate the changing needs of the occupants. Views Read Edit View history. The second behavioorlogy with an horizontal opening, and stark white walls allows light to enter, creating images of and emulating the outside environment.

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University of Western Australia. Each wall has few windows placed to allow views connecting out to the nearby trees and sloping street.

According to founders Tsukamoto and Kaijima, behaviorology defines architectural expression through the understanding of the complex relationship between people the inhabitants of a spacethe built environment, and urban space.

Yet at the same time, systematically and compositionally they occupy a fairly Manneristic realm, and in this I feel that they exist isolated from the reality of life. These 17 locations in All: Whimsical studies compare dog breeds to chair types dogs and chairs, differences in expressions of hard and soft toys animal figuresand describe walking through stairways in train stations as a performance transfer.


The house is organised with the bedroom and workplace placed underground, the living room and kitchen placed under the roof while entrance is on the second floor. Ani House uses the existing surrounding environment to examine its mutual relationship with architecture, and develops a kind of open communication with the House, its occupant, and its town. The use of vertical and horizontal perspectives, together with magnified construction details allows for a new way of observing architecture not only as an object, but within that single frame consisting of many spatial compositions, between rooms and components, between interiors and their adjacent exterior environments, between actions and locations, and ultimately between humans and the spaces they inhabit.

Located in Shinagawa-ku district of Tokyo, the House Tower, setting back from the street and rising over 11 metres in height, occupies only an Bow-Wow from Post Bubble City is a publication that documents projects both in Japan and internationally.

In it he recalls “modernologist” Wajiro Kon, an architect who observed the city to such a great extent he left the profession to devote all his time to inquiries into temporary shelters and other modern phenomena. These 3 locations in Queensland: Open to the public. GA Housesno. Each level of the floors is strongly distinguished by its own characteristic.

Mini house sits on a small site with a 4m wide road to the east, a private path to the south and an open field to the west which is to become a ring road. It can be considered a type of metabolism, though quite different in content than the s architectural thought. A basic feature is the permeability of interior spaces, where public and the more intimate places co-mingle, often in vertical structures with a total floor area that rarely exceeds square meters.

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