Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 100 Rapson Hall
Co-founder, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, September 9
6 PM, 100 Rapson Hall
Architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and his firm, the Tokyo-based Atelier Bow-Wow, just unveiled the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York, a mobile structure currently in use as a public gathering space and generator for innovative ways to improve urban life. Tsukamoto discusses the pop-up think tank—which will travel to Europe and Asia over the next two years—and other recent international work by the firm he co-founded with partner Momoyo Kaijima, which is known for idiosyncratic yet highly usable residential projects in dense urban environments. Since 1992, Atelier Bow-Wow has designed and built more than 20 homes, public museums, and commercial buildings and published 11 books, including Pet Architecture Guidebook, which catalogs the multitude of odd, ungainly, but functional little buildings wedged into tiny sites around Tokyo. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto is associate professor in the Graduate School of Architecture and Building Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
More about Atelier Bow-Wow: http://www.bow-wow.jp
Presented by the Walker Art Center and the School of Architecture, University of Minnesota College of Design.
This lecture is part of the Global Practices in Architecture Lecture Series, which focuses on current work by notable architects from around the world. The series is funded by the Cass Gilbert Lecture Fund.
More information: http://design.umn.edu/
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