Atelier Bow-Wow and Didier Fiuza Faustino — La Maison Magique

Atelier Bow-Wow and Didier Fiuza Faustino — La Maison Magique


This volume delves into the collaborative project conceived for the Japanese Culture House of Paris by two practices based respectively in Tokyo and Paris. Developed as a site-specific habitat, its prefabricated and easily assembled structures open new possibilities for adaptation. The project explores the deconstruction of boundaries between home and social spaces, and how these concepts are in flux today. Both offices engage with the idea that architecture is a social, cultural, and experimental activity that explores the conditions of our lives in a changing world. A key aspect is the possibility of reviving the forest industry in Japan and Europe as a sustainable resource.

The Atelier Bow-Wow (Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima, Yoichi Tamai) and Didier Fiuza Faustino (born 1968, Chennevières-sur-Marne, France, lives and works in Lisbon and Paris) are among the most outstanding representatives of this generation of architects of the last decade who have emerged to bring a fresh look to the definitions of architecture hitherto established. Their research on the living conditions in contemporary cities is artistically subversive and socially engaged.


Les presses du réel, 2016, 56 pages, 210 × 297mm, Softcover, English / French.

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