2022 Judges

Architect, Educator and Co-founder
TAKA Architects

Alice Casey is an Irish architect, educator and co-founder of TAKA Architects. She graduated from the Technological University in Dublin in 2003, and, after working in Ireland and the UK, co-founded her Dublin-based practice with Cian Deegan in 2007.

TAKA have earned international recognition through awards and publications, winning the Peter Davey Prize at the AR Emerging awards in 2019. Best known for their domestic architecture, they have also created public works and exhibitions, including the Merrion cricket pavilion in 2014 and the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in both 2008 and 2010.

Attention to texture and materiality is central to their practice, evident in the perforated brick facade of a house added to a Victorian terrace in Dublin 2009, and the clever mirror-lined interior of a house built in 2011 in the suburb of Firhouse. This interest in texture extends to drawing: the tactile embroidered architectural drawing of Middleton Park Lodge – a project shortlisted for AR House in 2021 – was featured in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show.

Casey holds a PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and has taught at a number of institutions, including UCD and Queens University Belfast. She currently teaches the architectural master's and professional diploma programmes at TU Dublin.

Architect and Associate professor of Architectural design
KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture

Martino Tattara is a practicing architect and Associate professor of Architectural design at KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture. After graduating in architecture at the Università Iuav di Venezia in 2002, he obtained a postgraduate Master degree at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam in 2005, and a PhD in Urbanism at the Università Iuav di Venezia in 2008. Tattara has previously taught at numerus institutions, among which the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and ETH Studio Basel.

During the last years, together with Dogma, the architectural practice he has established together with Pier Vittorio Aureli, he has been working on a research by design trajectory that focuses on domestic space and its potential for transformation. Dogma’s projects have been exhibited at various venues including the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2014, the HKW Berlin 2015, the Biennale di Venezia in 2016 and 2021, the Chicago Architectural Biennial in 2017, the Flemish Architectural Institute in Antwerp, the Seoul Architecture Biennale and the Sharjah Architecture Triennale in 2019.

The office has recently published Living and working (The MIT Press 2022), a book that summarizes the office’s work on domestic space. The work of the office has recently been featured by El Croquis (208/2021).

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 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.