Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1965. He graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. During 1987-88, he studied in L’ecole d’architecture, Paris, Bellville. Afterwards he graduated from post-graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Presently he is the professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2003 and 2007, he was the visiting faculty of Harvard GSD, and in 2007 and 2008, he was the visiting Associate Professor of UCLA. In 2011 he was Visiting professor of Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture School, in 2013 a Visiting Critic at Cornell University, and in 2014 a Visiting professor at Rice University. Tsukamoto co-founded the Tokyo-based firm Atelier Bow-Wow in 1992. The firm’s interest lies in diverse fields ranging from architectural design to urban research and the creation of public artworks, which are produced, based on the theory called “behaviorology”. The practice has designed and built houses, public and commercial buildings mainly in Tokyo, as well as Europe and the USA. Their urban research studies lead to experimental project ‘micro-public-space’, a new concept of the public space, which has been exhibited across the world.