“Window Behaviorology” is exhibited at VILLUM Window Collection, Denmark

Window Research Institute

05 Apr 2024


Windows and daylight influence our behavior. This is unpacked in VILLUM Window Collectionʼs new exhibition curated by Japanese architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow), who has devoted many years to the study of windows and behavior.

Since 2019, VILLUM Window Collection has worked closely with the Window Research Institute and Tokyo Institute of Technologyʼs Tsukamoto Laboratory. In 2022, the museum showcased the exhibition “Windowology – New Architectural Views from Japan,” and in 2023, the museum was behind the English translation of the book “The Nordic Window – Window Behaviorology on Nordic Architecture” – the fourth in the WindowScape book series.

VILLUM Window Collection is now presenting “Window Behaviorology,” a new Japanese exhibition about the creation of the WindowScape book series. All books in the series are the result of a research project on windows and behavior – behaviorology – carried out by students from Tsukamoto Laboratory under the guidance of Professor Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and supported by the Window Research Institute. The exhibition displays both the students’ work process from their research, measurements, drawings, etc., as well as various cases from the books where windows from VILLUM Window Collection are included as separate new cases. The Window Research Institute collaborated in the planning and production of this exhibition.

Find out more at the exhibition page.

    Jørn Utzon
    Alvar Aalto

Event Overview
Venue: VILLUM Window Collection (Maskinvej 4, 2860 Søborg, Denmark)
Duration: February 2024 to February 2025
Opening Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 11am-5pm
Admission: Free
Organized by: VILLUM Window Collection
Curated by: Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Cooperated by: Window Research Institute

About VILLUM Window Collection

VILLUM Window Collection documents and communicates the windowʼs cultural history, its technological development and – not least – the windowʼs importance for peopleʼs access to light, air and views. The museum invites visitors on a journey through a time tunnel where light can be experienced through historic windows, from the earliest simple light openings to todayʼs high-tech and climate-friendly windows. Window design and manufacturing techniques are linked here to create an understanding of the importance of the window for architecture and urban spaces, as well as welfare and quality of life. A main feature of the exhibition is a colorful wall of sliding panels, with a design inspired by the color spectrum of light. Visitors can explore more than 90 different window types with different periodic and stylistic features, and the collection is constantly changing with new interesting windows from around the world. VILLUM Window Collection opened in 2015 on the initiative of Lars Kann-Rasmussen. The museum is named after his father, civil engineer Villum Kann Rasmussen, who founded the VKR Group in 1941 and developed the first VELUX skylight in 1942. VKR Holding A/S owns the museum, which is located in the VKR Groupʼs first headquarters in Copenhagen (Søborg).