Atelier Bow-Wow / Ora Joubert / Andrew Makin / Ellena Rocchi  
   

Atelier Bow-Wow is a Tokyo-based architecture firm, founded in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kajima. 

The firm is well known for its domestic and cultural architecture and its research exploring the urban conditions of micro, ad hoc architecture.

They were invited to participate in the 2010 Venice Bienalle and both Tsukamoto and Kajima has held positions as guest professors at the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD.

    Atelier Bow-Wow / Ora Joubert / Andrew Makin / Ellena Rocchi  
   

Ora Joubert has been the recipient of numerous design awards, including eight Awards of Merit from the South African Institute of Architects and its affiliate chapters, the Corobrik House of the Year Award, three Dulux Colour Awards and a landscape design award. Her work has received critical acclaim in more than fifty publications, including Australian, British, Chinese, Hungarian and Russian journals. She was cited in 2001 as one of the most internationally esteemed architects under the age of 40 in 40 Architects under 40 (Cargill-Thompson, J. Köln: Taschen, 2001) and her work was in 2004 included in The Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture (London: Phaidon, 2004).

She was the convener and editor of the seminal, 450-page reference book on contemporary South African architecture entitled 10+ years 100+ buildings – architecture in a democratic South Africa (Cape Town: Bell-Roberts, 2009) which received in 2010 an Award of Excellence from the South African Institute of Architecture.

    Atelier Bow-Wow / Ora Joubert / Andrew Makin / Ellena Rocchi  
   

Andrew Makin is a lead architect at designworkshop : sa, an architecture practice based in Durban, South Africa. That OMM is a multiple award-winning team is hardly surprising – the firm defines itself by the quality and relevance of its conceptual design, production and final resolution. They hold as key to their success and relevance the ability to interpret a client brief and provide accurate value-adding responses. Thus the design process begins with the unravelling of the "right questions" that reveal the "right answers". This dialogue with the client and the context, results in a final concept that is a collaboration between commissioner and architect.

    Atelier Bow-Wow / Ora Joubert / Andrew Makin / Ellena Rocchi  
   

Elena Rocchi worked for Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Arquitectes Associatsas a senior architect from 1995-2008 and is currently at UIC Architecture Faculty in Barcelona as Thesis and Master Class convener.

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