The Japanese architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and his students have travelled to Sweden, Finland and Denmark to research Nordic architects' work with windows and how the different usages influence their design. The research has resulted in this book, ‘The Nordic Window’, that emphasises both the physical elements of the window, but also the more ephemeral aspects such as behaviour and atmosphere. The book was published in Japanese in August 2022 and in English in July 2023.
'The Nordic Window' presents more than 70 buildings from famous architects such as Swedish Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, Alvar Aalto from Finland, and Arne Jacobsen and Jørn Utzon from Denmark. The buildings that include private homes, office buildings and churches are presented through photos, intricate drawings, diagrams and text.
The study is called "Window Behvaiourology" and intends to understand how the design of windows is shaped by different cultures and social contexts - both by the architect but also by the end user.
The Nordic Window gives a unique perspective on Nordic window culture, through Japanese eyes.
The Nordic Window
- Window Behaviorology in Nordic Architecture
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Lab.
Preface by Karsten R.S. Ifversen
Publisher: Strandberg Publishing in collaboration with VILLUM Window Collection
The book is available for purchase at the museum and online.