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Japanese Contemporary Architecture Practice – Yoshiharu Tsukamoto + Momoyo Kaijima

post updated 21 Apr 2021

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BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin, Germany
Date built: 2012
BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin by Atelier Bow-Wow
photo : Christian Richters © 2012 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Atelier Bow-Wow design – BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is pleased to announce that the BMW Guggenheim Lab will open in the Pfefferberg complex, in the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. The BMW Guggenheim Lab – a temporary public space and online forum encouraging open dialogue about issues related to urban living.

BMW Guggenheim Lab – Cycle 1, New York, USA
Date built: 2011
BMW Guggenheim Lab
photo : courtesy Atelier Bow-Wow
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Over the six-year migration of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, there will be three different themes and three distinct mobile structures, each designed by a different architect and each traveling to three cities around the world. The inaugural BMW Guggenheim Lab was located in Manhattan. Designed by Atelier Bow-Wow, an architecture studio in Tokyo, the mobile structure, a compact temporary facility of approximately 2,500 square feet, will easily fit into densely built neighborhoods and be transported from city to city.

Atelier Bow-Wow – Key Projects

Major Projects by Atelier Bow-Wow, chronological, all in Japan:

Sway House

House Crane

Nora House

Mado Building

House & Atelier Bow-Wow

Juicy House – housing

Takahashi Clinic

House, Izu Peninusla


Shallow House

House Saiko

Moth House

Mini House

Hasune World Apartment

More Atelier Bow-Wow projects

online very soon

Location: 8-79 Suga-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0018, Japan

Tokyo Architects Practice Information

Atelier Bow-Wow
Architect office based in Tokyo

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Bow-Wow studio established in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima in Tokyo

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Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow-Wow:
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photo © Atelier Bow-Wow

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
born in Kanagawa, Japan

Tokyo Institute of Technology
L’ecole d’architecture, Paris
Tokyo Institute of Technology – Post-Graduate School

Associate Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology
Visiting Faculty of Harvard GSD
2003, 2007
Visiting Associate Professor of UCLA
2007, 2008

Momoyo Kaijima
born in Tokyo, Japan

Japan Women’s University
Tokyo Institute of Technology – Graduate school
Tokyo Institute of Technology – Post-Graduate School

University of Tsukuba – Assistant professor
Visiting Faculty of Harvard GSD
E.T.H.Z. – Guest Professor

Atelier Bow-Wow was established in Tokyo in 1992 by the husband-and-wife team of Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima. Best known for its surprising, idiosyncratic, yet highly usable residential projects in dense urban environments, the architecture firm has developed its practice based on a profound and unprejudiced study of existing cultural, economic, and environmental conditions—a study that led it to propose the term “pet architecture” for the multitude of odd, ungainly, but functional little buildings wedged into tiny sites around Tokyo.

This Tokyo architectural practice has also acquired an enthusiastic following through its Micro Public Space projects, as well as innovative projects for exhibitions such as the 2010 Venice Biennale (as an official representative of Japan) and the São Paulo Bienal, and at venues such as the Hayward Gallery in London, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, The Gallery at REDCAT in Los Angeles, the Japan Society in New York, and the OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich in Linz, Austria.


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Tokyo Architecture Designs – chronological list

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Tokyo Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Tokyo Houses

House for Four Generations
Design: tomomi kito architect & associates
House for Four Generations
photograph : Satoshi Shigeta
House for Four Generations

House in Yamanashi Prefecture
Design: Takeshi Hosaka architects
House in Yamanashi
photograph : Koji Fuji / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
House in Yamanashi

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Buildings / photos for the Atelier Bow-Wow Architecture page welcome