Clarkson Chair in Architecture

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

Founding Partner, Atelier Bow-Wow | Professor of Architecture, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan>France>Japan>USA>Japan>Denmark> Spain>Japan>USA> Japan)

April 11, 2018
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Hayes Hall 403

The School of Architecture and Planning's 2018 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Architecture, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto is a professor at Columbia University's GSAPP. Tsukamoto is a graduate of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he later taught in the architecture department.

Tsukamoto specializes in 'architectural behaviorology' a science that focuses on human behavior both inside and outside buildings, and the behavior of buildings in their surroundings and environmental elements. His research aims to synthesize all these behaviors and foster organic architecture.

Tsukamoto co-founded Tokyo-based atelier bow-wow together with partner Momoyo Kaijima. The firm has built over 25 houses, public museums, and commercial buildings. While a majority of this work can be found in Tokyo, other projects are in Denmark, France and the United States. The firm's research studies have contributed to “micro-public-space,” a concept of public space, which has been exhibited across the world at events such as Biennales in Sao Paolo, Venice, Istanbul, and Liverpool.