atelier bow wow at venice architecture biennale: part two atelier bow wow at venice architecture biennale: part two
oct 01, 2010

atelier bow wow at venice architecture biennale: part two

‘house behaviorology’ by atelier bow-wow at the venice architecture biennale 2010 image © designboom

for the event of this year’s international architecture biennale in venice, italy, japanese studio atelier bow-wow exhibits ‘house behaviorology’, a collection of 1:20 models and drawings of the firm’s dwelling projects in the past as well as those currently under construction. following up on part one of the exhibition’s coverage, a further look into the detailed work and craftsmanship on display showcase atelier bow-wow’s sensitive approach in designing living spaces, and the importance of building models during the process of thinking and architectural conceiving.

‘yimby house’ by atelier bow-wow image © designboom

‘yimby house’ info:

location: california, usa site area: 111.37 m2 building area: 69.55 m2 total floor area: 152.56 m2 structure: timber frame

momoyo kaijima of atelier bow-wow with the ‘beach house’ image © designboom

‘beach house’ info:

location: chosei, chiba site area: 168.95 m2 building area: 75.37 m2 total floor area: 98.52 m2 structure: wood, steel

side elevation of ‘beach house’ image © designboom

front image © designboom

‘mountain house’ by atelier bow-wow image © designboom

elevation image © designboom

‘mountain house’ info:

location: nevada, usa building area: 132 m2 total floor area: 111.42 m2 structure: timber frame

images courtesy atelier bow-wow photos by iwan baan

‘house crane by atelier bow-wow image © designboom

close up image © designboom

‘house crane’ info:

location: karuizawa, nagano, japan site area: 3,561.76 m2 building area: 197.29 m2 total floor area: 142.35 m2 structure: steel frame

interior and exterior views of ‘house crane’ images courtesy atelier bow-wow

(left) 1:20 model of ‘tower machiya’ in tokyo, japan image © designboom (right) street facade image courtesy atelier bow-wow

‘tower machiya’ info:

location: shinjuku, tokyo, japan site area: 22.55 m2 building area: 18.60 m2 total floor area: 58.17 m2 structure: steel frame

to read and see more images of ‘tower machiya’, click here for our article on the project.

(left) 1:20 model of ‘bokutei’ in tokyo, japan image © designboom (right) interior shots images courtesy atelier bow-wow

‘bokutei’ info:

location: sumida-ku, tokyo, japan site area: 40.76 m2 building area: 33.71 m2 total floor area: 64.60 m2 structure: wood frame

(left) 1:20 model of ‘gae house’ in setagaya-ku, tokyo image © designboom (right) interior images courtesy atelier bow-wow

‘gae house’ info:

location: setagaya-ku, tokyo, japan site area: 79.37 m2 building area: 36.32 m2 total floor area: 88.42 m2 structure: steel frame

(left) 1:20 model of ‘sway house’ by atelier bow-wow image © designboom (right) interior views images courtesy atelier bow-wow

‘sway house’ info:

location: stagaya-ku, tokyo, japan site area: 78.08 m2 building area: 39.14 m2 total floor area: 107.01 m2 structure: wood frame

for more info and images, click through to our article on ‘sway house’.

make sure to check out more images of ‘house behaviorology‘ from our earlier installment of the exhibition. projects and models featured include ‘house and atelier bow-wow‘, ‘droog townhouse‘, ‘double chimney’, and ‘pony garden’.

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