Windowology is a project through which we have been exploring windows academically together with researchers and architects. If we had to describe what windows are now based what we have accumulated so far, we might loosely define them as “things that accompany us in our daily lives and bring joy to our living activities”. This exhibition regards the knowledge and sensibilities surrounding windows as elements of a universal culture and turns a fresh eye on the appeal of windows.
Today, windows exist everywhere in our daily lives. The windows that we habitually interact with embody many meanings that are deeply tied to the diverse new lifestyles and customs humans have flexibly adopted over the ages. At the Windowology 10th Anniversary Symposium, architects, researchers, and artists invited from within and outside Japan will share their voices on windows.
- 1. Leandro Erlich, Window and Ladder – Too Late to Ask for Help, 2008 © Lorenzo Flaschl, Courtesy of Galleria Continua
- 2. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Laboratory (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Window Workology, 2014
- 3. Yusuke Kamata, D Construction Atlas, 2014 © Omote Nobutada
- 4. Takashi Homma, La Tourette Monastery, France, 2017
- 5. Taro Igarashi Laboratory (Tohoku University), Window History, 2007
- 6. Hiroshi Hara (Hiroshi Hara + Atelier Φ), Window Narratology, 2008
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[Organizer] YKK AP Inc. [Exhibition Director] Taro Igarashi (Professor, Tohoku University; General Supervisor of Windowology) [Exhibiton Coordinator] Naomi Shibata (Editor) [Exhibition Design] Tezzo Nishizawa (Architect) [Exhibition Graphics] Ken Okamoto (Graphic Designer) [Web Design] Pulp, Inc.
YKK AP Inc. is a global manufacturer of windows. Windowology is an academic research project focused on windows that YKK AP has been undertaking since 2007 together with researchers and architects. In 2013, YKK AP established the Window Research Institute to further explore windows from various academic perspectives with researchers and architects and to communicate the value and potential of windows through organizing publications, exhibitions, and research workshops both within and outside Japan. madoken.jp