Windowology - New Architectural Views from Japan

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“Windows are one of the most important elements in architecture. They function to connect the outside and inside worlds, opening and closing as required. They are made of transparent glass so they allow us to see the world outside and inside through them, yet the glass itself acts as a physical shield, offering us protection from the elements and harm.” 
Igarashi Tarō, exhibition director

VILLUM Window Collection are proud to present “Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan”, by the Tokyo-based Window Research Institute and curated under the direction of architect and critic, Igarashi Tarō. Previously, this unique exhibition was shown at Japan House in São Paulo, Los Angeles and London, and now we are honored to show it here in Copenhagen.

With sliding screens and transformative spaces, Japanese windows are part of a long architectural tradition that affect people's everyday lives. New Architectural Views from Japan examines how windows influence our view of the environment, modern urban life, craftsmanship, architecture and literature.

The exhibition also features the interactive, site-specific installation “You would come back there to see me again the following day” by artist Tsuda Michiko. Through the use of projected camera footage, mirrors, and frames the installation seeks to alter the perception of the space and time.

Learn more about the different parts of the exhibition here.


The exhibition runs from 18 September 2022 to 15 August 2023

VILLUM Window Collection, Maskinvej 4, 2860 Søborg

New opening hours during the exhibition period (subject to change)

Tuesday           11am – 5pm

Thursday          11am – 5pm

Sunday           11am – 5pm


About the Window Research Institute

The Window Research Institute (WRI) in Tokyo is a foundation that works with the collection and dissemination of knowledge about windows and architecture. The Foundation also contributes to research and support of cultural projects derived from this knowledge.

Since 2007, the Foundation's main project has been Windowology – a research project about windows in relation to civilization and culture. Windowology continuously generates books, workshops and exhibitions.