BMW Guggenheim Lab. Design Techniques by Atelier Bow Wow
Published in a+t 45 Design Techniques
February 22, 2016
"Atelier Bow–Wow’s activities can be divided into city research, technical research and applied projects ranging from residential, micro–public space, and public spaces, all of which are linked by the common theme of ‘Graphic’.
In this context, Atelier Bow–Wow’s roots begin with our affiliation to the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Kazunari Sakamoto Laboratory, from the 1980s through to the 2000s, where we conducted research on spatial composition.
The research is based on semiology, which is used as a technique for finding the meaning and method of architectural designs, for studying the common language inherent in this architecture, for abstracting these examples, and classifying them by type, understood through the combination of elements (classes, categories, or numbers) and by topological composition..."
Text extracted from the article "Graphic: from diagram to public drawing" (a+t 45 Design Techniques), where Momoyo Kaijima explains the Atelier Bow-Wow design techniques. Specifically, those applied in the House without Depth, Pet Architecture, A sketch from window scape, The old and the new type of Machiya House and BMW Guggenheim Lab, among other projects.
a+t 45 Design Techniques looks at different approaches to the creative moment. Authors such as Lacaton & Vassal, Langarita-Navarro, Momoyo Kaiyima and SO-IL reveal their modus operandi, explain how they tackle the project and discuss motivation, devices, influences, justifications, effects and the origins of their design techniques.