Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art. Architects Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija will discuss recent projects and share views on life, art, and architecture. Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based firm founded in 1992 by Kaijima and Tsukamoto. Based on the concept of “architectural behaviorology,” the practice investigates the behavior of environmental elements—air, light, heat, wind, and water—as well as that of humans and buildings in order to optimize their performance. Recent projects include:
- Canal Swimmer’s Club, a multifunctional public space for meeting, relaxing, sunbathing, and swimming in the canals of Bruges, Belgium.
- Satoyama Nagaya Hoshinogawa, collective housing in the rural community of Yame in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan.
- Kurimoto Daiichi Firewood Supply Station, a project addressing social and ecological restoration in a region near Tokyo affected by the decline of the timber industry.
- untitled 2015 (do we dream under the same sky), an outdoor shelter that invited visitors to eat, relax, and engage in conversation.
- untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness), a site-specific bamboo maze with a tea house in its center.
- (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green), an exhibition that transformed the Hirshhorn Museum galleries into a communal dining space.