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Lecture About tradition and mastery

Theaterzaal Ledeberg, Gent

The mastery in Japan defies all imagination. Not only in the control of the architectural space, choice of materials and masterful detailing, but also in the surrender of knowledge.

Trip 日本 Japan /03/2018


We travel through the land of the rising sun for two weeks. A balanced architectural mix of contemporary, traditional and modern. But also culture, nature, art and … Japanese life is explicitly present.

Lecture Own Work

Concertzaal Concertgebouw, Brugge

Atelier Bow-Wow belongs to the selection of renowned international artists and architects who were challenged specifically for the triennial to create new work that will be integrated into the public space.

Miscellaneous Discussion with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow)

Canal Swimmer’s Club, Brugge

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto come to Bruges to take a dip in the water from the platform and, in the evening, to give the public his unique vision on dealing with urban public space.

Debate triennial Bruges 2015

Vriendenzaal van de musea, Brugge

A debate with famous architects – moderated by architect and urbanist Marc Martens – giving their story about dealing with heritage. The panel will include noA architects, Dertien 12, Urbain Architectencollectief & Adrian D’Halluin (Baumschlager-Eberle)


Atelier Bow-Wow was founded in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima.

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (°Kanagawa, Japan, 1965) graduate in 1987 from Tokyo Institute of Technology, was a guest Student in 1988 in the L’ecole d’architecture, Paris, Bellville (U.P.8) He graduated in 1994 from Post-graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr.Eng.

Momoyo Kaijima (°Tokyo, 1969) graduated in 1994 from Japan Women’s University. In 1997 she was a guest student of E.T.H and graduate in 1999 from Post-graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

They study the complex, often ruthless logic of urban growth. They realize architectural designs and studies of urban public space and the place of artifice and coincidences therein. Their guiding principle is behaviorology, the study of the functional relationships between behavior and the variables that determine the environment. Atelier Bow-Wow positioning its projects within an ecosystem of interactions that contribute to the spatial whole. They take account of the users, the architecture and the natural elements which act on it. This creates architecture that is unique to a specific place.