Momoyo Kaijima
Momoyo Kaijima
Founder
Atelier Bow-Wow

Atelier Bow-Wow founder Momoyo Kaijima will judge the AR House awards 2022 Japanese architect and educator Momoyo Kaijima graduated from Japan Women’s University in 1991 before establishing her architectural practice Atelier Bow-Wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto in 1992.

Atelier Bow-Wow founder Momoyo Kaijima will judge the AR House awards 2022 Japanese architect and educator Momoyo Kaijima graduated from Japan Women’s University in 1991 before establishing her architectural practice Atelier Bow-Wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto in 1992.

Atelier Bow-Wow are best known for their micro houses that slot into leftover or previously overlooked plots of land in urban Japan, including Split Machiya , Sway House, and Ani House in Tokyo, but have also completed cultural projects further afield such as the Four Boxes Gallery in Denmark. Kaijima has taught at numerous institutions, including Harvard, University of Tsukuba and Delft University of Technology, and is currently professor of ‘architectural behaviorology’ at ETH Zurich, a study that integrates behaviours as elements into the process of spatial production.

Through this approach, Atelier Bow-Wow seeks an intimate understanding of the relationship between inhabitants, objects, rooms and the built environment, informing their domestic spaces. Kaijima received the RIBA International Fellowship in 2012, curated the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, and received the Wolf Prize Laureate in Architecture 2022.

kaijima@arch.ethz.ch