Hybrid Systems


Momoyo Kaijima

Steel Behaviorology

Atelier Bow-Wow's interest lies in diverse fields ranging from architectural design to urban research and the reconstruction of commons, which are produced, based on the theory called "Architectural Behaviorology". The practice has designed and built houses, public spaces, facilities, commercial buildings across the world. In establishing practices of different scales, we are interested in placing each in the right place in its design, following the behavior of the characteristics of each material and construction method. In this lecture, we will explain the design intent of Atelier Bow-Wow, referring to several of its case studies.





Architect. 1969 Born in Tokyo. 1991 Graduated from Department of Housing, Faculty of Home Economics, Japan Women's University. 1992 Established Atelier Bow-wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto. 1994 Completed the Master Course of Architecture, Tokyo Institute of Technology. 1996-97 Studied at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. 2000 Completed the Doctor Course, Tokyo Institute of Technology. 2000-2009 assistant professor at the Art and Design School of the University of Tsukuba 2009-2022 associate professor. 

Taught as a visiting professor at the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD (2003, 2016), guest professor at ETHZ (2005-07), as well as at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2011-12), Rice University (2014-15), Delft University of Technology (2015-16), Columbia University (2017) and Yale school of Architecture(2023). In 2012 she received the RIBA International Fellowship. 

She was the curator of Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. 2022 She receives Wolf Prize Laureate in Architecture 2022.
From 2017 she has been serving as a Professor of Architectural Behaviorology at ETHZ and vice president of NPO Cheer Art. 

Friday, June 7