September 18, 2022 - August 15, 2023

Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan at the VILLUM Window Collection, Denmark


After being exhibited at the three Japan Houses in Los Angeles, São Paulo, and London, the exhibition Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan opened at VILLUM Window Collection in Copenhagen, Denmark on 18 September 2022 and was on display through 15 Aug 2023 with free admission.

About the collaboration

In 2018, students of the Windowology research project visited VILLUM Window Collection (VWCO). The visit quickly resulted in several mutual trips between Window Research Institute (WRI) and VWCO, and the beginning of an inspiring collaboration.

“The entire experience was eye-opening. We learned that we are not the only ones working with windows and conveying the extent of their significance. On the other side of the world, people are doing the same.”

Says museum director of VWCO Dorthe Bech-Nielsen and continues:

“The Windowology project has enriched our knowledge of the importance of the window, especially in relation to different cultures around the world.
Our collaboration culminated in VWCO being able to display Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan. We hope that this exhibition will also be an eye-opener for our guests. After all, a window is much more than just a building component.”

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VILLUM Window Collection
Planning & Supervision
Window Research Institute
Special Assistance
Yōsuitei Preservation Society, Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum, Horiguchi Sutemi Archives
Exhibition Director
Igarashi Tarō
Exhibition Assistant
Shibata Naomi
Nishizawa Tezzo, Sato Kumaya (Tezzo Nishizawa Architects)
Graphic Designers
Okamoto Ken, Konno Tatsuya (Ken Okamoto Design Office)
Project Manager
Komiyama Yoh
Exhibition Production
Windows on Art
Installation: Tsuda Michiko, Software Development: Ito Yuya
Windows on Craft
Research: Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Windows on the Environment
Research: Kodama Yuichiro + Naoshi Kaneko Laboratory, University of Shiga Prefecture
Windows on Motion
Research: Komiyama Yoh, Film: Okazaki Tomohiro, Sound Recording & Analysis: Onodera Yui, Matsuo Kenjiro
Windows on Stories
Research: Hara Hiroshi + Taro Igarashi Laboratory, Tohoku University, Illustrations: Shinano Hattaro
Windows on the Teahouse
Design: Tezzo Nishizawa Architects + Ken Okamoto Design Office, Production: TOKYO STUDIO, Photographer: Ota Takumi, Film: qomunelab
Windows on Words
Research: Taro Igarashi Laboratory, Tohoku University
Windows on Manga
Research: Taro Igarashi Laboratory, Tohoku University
Windows on Film
Research (films): Norihito Nakatani Seminar, Waseda University + Seo Kenji
Windows on How We Live Now
Photography: Jérémie Souteyrat