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atelier bow-wow, sectional model of house tower, tokyo 2006

'house tower' model, tokyo 2006

from the recent exhibition at the louisiana museum,

architects: atelier bow-wow, yoshiharu tsukamoto and momoyo kaijima, tokyo.


we need to compare the four boxes gallery to atelier bow-wow's Japanese work. this sectional model of the 'house tower' shows their predilection for open, split-level floors. you can find a related reaction to what we might call a european or western architecture of enclosed, discrete spaces in the very different buildings of kengo kuma. the 'house tower' has a footprint of just 18 square meters, one example of the extreme demands made on buildings in tokyo and documented so beautifully in the books and projects of atelier bow-wow.


an open staircase connecting so many floors had never been allowed in copenhagen, by the way.


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Taken on June 15, 2011