Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Kanagawa, 1965) and Momoyo Kaijima (Tokyo, 1969) met at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and founded Atelier Bow-Wow in 1992.
An important part of the Japanese studio's design process includes the production of technical drawings, which astonish with their level of detail, diversity and spatial depth. Drawings are a beautiful and significant platform for sharing the resources of society. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima has been experimenting with them using different methods and circumstances.
Drawings can represent a bridge from the past to today with a perspective of our time, and also a bridge from urban to rural with a perspective of ecology.
Based on the concept of “architectural behaviorology,” the practice investigates the behavior of environmental elements—air, light, heat, wind, and water—as well as that of humans and buildings in order to optimize their performance.
A Drawing from a Little Bit of Bejing: 798, Image via The Japan Foundation, Copyright © Atelier Bow Wow.
A Drawing from coupe!, Image via The Japan Foundation, Copyright © Atelier Bow Wow.
A spread from the book of the architect's plan for Miyashita Park in Tokyo, 2011.
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drawings, Atelier Bow Wow, Copyright © Atelier Bow Wow.
Urban drawings, Atelier Bow Wow, Copyright © Atelier Bow Wow.
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