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Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow, Interview with Philippe Vergne


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An architectural studio formed in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, Atelier Bow-Wow champions a site- and use-specific approach to design for the new millennium. Leaders of a new generation of Tokyo architects, Tsukamoto and Kaijima are proponents of what they have named da-me, or no-good, architecture. Multilayered structures with varied uses (underpass + cinema + bar + barbershop + store, for example), these buildings epitomize a new creative, adaptive aesthetic that is the quintessence of Tokyo.

Atelier Bow-Wow was featured in the Walker Art Center’s exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age. For more information about the artists, visit http://latitudes.walkerart.org/artists/index.wac?id=87.