Atelier Bow Wow

Credit: Tomo Ishiwatari 

Atelier Bow Wow, based in Tokyo was founded in 1992 by Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto. Yoichi Tamai was appointed partner in 2015. Atelier Bow Wow is an acclaimed international practice with an extensive portfolio of work, as well as exhibitions and publications. The firm’s projects span from residential buildings to public spaces and are characterised by a commitment to sustainability, social impact, and an understanding of human behaviour in the built environment.

With a distinguished professional practice, Kaijima and Tsukamotoboth have rich and varied teaching experience. Kaijima was the curator of Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia and is Vice President of NPO Cheer Art. Tsukomoto is Director, General Incorporated Association Small Earth, and Director, Window Research Institute.


Wolf Prize Laureate in Architecture 2022 – Momoyo Kaijima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), International Fellowship – Momoyo Kaijima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

Momoyo Kaijima

1969    Born in Tokyo, Japan
1991    Graduate from Japan Women’s University
1994    Graduate from Graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology, M.Eng.
1996-97    Guest student of E.T.H. Zurich
1999    Graduate from postgraduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology
2000-    Assistant professor of University of Tsukuba
2003    Visiting Faculty of Harvard GSD
2005-07    E.T.H.Z Guest Professor
2009-    Associate professor of University of Tsukuba
2011~2012  Visiting professor of Royal Danish  Academy  of  Fine  Arts,  Architecture  School
2012    RIBA International Fellowship
2014    Visiting Professor, Rice University
2015    Visiting Professor, Delft University of Technology
2016    Visiting Faculty, Harvard GSD
2017    Visiting Professor, Columbia University
2017-    E.T.H.Z Professor of Architectural Behaviology
2018    Curator of Japan pavilion of Venezia biennale

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

1965    Born in Kanagawa, Japan
1987    Graduate from Tokyo Institute of Technology
1987-88    Guest Student of L’ecole d’architecture, Paris, Bellville (U.P.8)
1994    Graduate from postgraduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dr.Eng.
2000-15    Associate Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology
2003, 2007  Visiting Faculty of Harvard GSD
2007, 2008  Visiting Associate Professor of UCLA
2011~2012  Visiting Professor, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture School
2011  Visiting Professor, Barcelona Institute of Architecture
2012  RIBA International Fellowship
2012  Guest Professor of Kyoto Seika University
2013  Visiting Critic, Cornell University
2014  Visiting Professor, Rice University
2015  Visiting Professor, Delft University of Technology
2017  Visiting Professor, Columbia University
2015  Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yoichi Tamai

1977    Born in Nagoya, Japan
2002    Graduate from Tokyo Institute of Technology
2004    Graduate from Graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology, M.Eng.
2004~    Architect at Atelier Bow-Wow
2015~    Partner at Atelier Bow-Wow