Wednesday, May 8 | 6:30pm
UCLA, Perloff Hall, decafe, Room 1302
Principal, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo; Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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 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. Atelier Bow-Wow has also acquired an enthusiastic following through its Micro Public Space projects and its innovative projects at exhibitions such as the 2010 Venice Biennale (as an official representative of Japan) and the São Paulo Bienal, as well as at venues such as the Hayward 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. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto is associate professor in the Graduate School of Architecture and Building Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall, Decafé (unless otherwise indicated) Parking is available in Lot 3 for $11, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk. Check the website for confirmation of all programs at www.aud.ucla.edu The campus map is available at www.maps.ucla.edu/campus