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Commonalities

Production of Behaviours

Author:Atelier Bow-Wow

Publisher:LIXIL

ISBN: 9784864800099

  • Paperback
  • Japanese
  • 288 Pages
  • May 1, 2014

Atelier Bow-Wow will reflect on the possibility to recover the commonalities in architecture by sharing the process of making architecture with people. In the 20th century, industrialisation resulted in a period of great economic growth. Yet despite this wealth, Atelier Bow-Wow argues, we lost our relationship with society. Architectural behaviorology aims to synthesize behaviors of humans, buildings and behaviors of physical phenomena to optimize their performance in their specific context.
It focuses on the repetitive, rhythmical, shareable aspects of behavior, and shifts the architectural design from individuality based to commonality based.They claim that through such an approach architectural design can establish new relationships with and in society.

Atelier Bow-Wow will reflect on the possibility to recover the commonalities in architecture by sharing the process of making architecture with people. In the 20th century, industrialisation resulted in a period of great economic growth. Yet despite this wealth, Atelier Bow-Wow argues, we lost our relationship with society. Architectural behaviorology aims to synthesize behaviors of humans, buildings and behaviors of physical phenomena to optimize their performance in their specific context.
It focuses on the repetitive, rhythmical, shareable aspects of behavior, and shifts the architectural design from individuality based to commonality based.They claim that through such an approach architectural design can establish new relationships with and in society.

Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based firm founded by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima in 1992. The pair's interest lies in diverse fields ranging from architectural design to urban research and the creation of public artworks, which are produced based on the theory called behaviorology. The practice has designed and built houses, public and commercial buildings mainly in Tokyo, as well as Europe and the USA. Their urban research studies lead to the experimental project 'micro-public-space', a new concept of public space, which has been exhibited across the world.

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