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Window Research Institute Re-Established as a General Incorporated Foundation

August 10, 2018

Contributing to the Development of Rich Windows and Architectural Culture

On July 24, 2018, YKK AP Inc. (President: Hidemitsu Hori), a group company of the YKK Corporation (President: Hiroaki Otani), re-established the Window Research Institute as a general incorporated foundation (ippan zaidan hojin) in order to further contribute to the development of rich windows and architectural culture over the years to come.

Guided by the idea that “Windows represent civilization and culture”, YKK AP Inc. launched the Windowology research program to explore the window as an academic subject from various angles in 2007, and it has since been examining windows from a diverse range of perspectives, including those of architecture, culture, and art.

The Window Research Institute, which was originally founded in April 2013 as an internal department dedicated to conducting these research activities, has now become a general incorporated foundation.

The YKK Corporation and YKK AP Inc. have been actively working to contribute to society through their business operations. The Window Research Institute has been re-established as an incorporated foundation so that it can focus on contributing to the development of society and culture by conducting and supporting research related to windows and architectural culture from a public interest perspective rather than through YKK AP Inc.ʼs business operations.

The Window Research Institute will now be working towards achieving the status of a public interest foundation (koeki zaidan hojin).

Overview of the Foundation
Name: Window Research Institute (Japanese: 一般財団法人 窓研究所)
Founder: YKK AP Inc.
President: Tadahiro Yoshida (Director, YKK Corporation; Director, YKK AP Inc.)
Address: 1-1 Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Date of Establishment: July 24, 2018
Purpose of Establishment: This foundation aims to support the advancement and betterment of society and the cultures and industries surrounding windows and architecture by contributing to the development of windows and architectural culture through promoting research and cultural activities and informing the public into the future.

Main Operations:
(1) Conducting research related to windows.
(2) Supporting research and artistic activities related to windows.
(3) Supporting research and cultural activities related to architectural culture.
(4) Recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions towards the development of architectural culture.
(5) Disseminating knowledge and ideas about windows and architectural culture to the public.

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Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window @ Tohoku University

January 11, 2018

Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window @ Tohoku University
[ Date+Hours ] 28 February-27 Marcih, 2018
10:00-17:00(Closed on Sat./Sun./Holidays)
[ Admission ] Free
[Venue]Tonchiku Gallery, Civil Engineering and Architecture Education and Research Building 1F, 6-6-06, Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku,Sendai, Miyagi
[Contact] Taro Igarashi Laboratory, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University Email: igarashi.arch.lab@gmail.com
[Access]
■By train [Sendai Subway Tozai Line / Aobayama Station] Approx.10min.
3 min. walk from South 1 Exit to the venue
■By taxi[JR Sendai Station]Approx. 20 min.
[Event Site URL] http://madogaku.madoken.jp/en/exhibition/

Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window @ Kanazawa Institute of Technology

October 17, 2017

Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window @ Kanazawa Institute of Technology
[ Date+Hours ] 21 October-12 November, 2017
10:00-19:00(Sat./Sun./Holidays 10:00-17:00)
[ Admission ] Free
[ Venue ] KIT Library center Exhibition hall
7-1 Ogigaoka, Nonoichi, Ishikawa Prefecture 921-8812

[ Research Exhibits ]

Hiroshi Hara
Taro Igarashi
Yuichiro Kodama
Shin Muramatsu + Miru Rokkaku
Norihito Nakatani
Koji Sato
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

[Event Site URL] http://madogaku.madoken.jp/en/exhibition/

YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition / Symposium Website Updated!

August 30, 2017

YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition / Symposium website is now updated.

Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window will be held at the Spiral Garden (Minato-ku, Tokyo) from Thursday, September 28, 2017, to Monday, October 9, 2017 (public holiday), meanwhile Windowology 10th Anniversary Symposium: Windows Represent Civilization and Culture will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2017.

Prior registration for the Windowology Exhibition Opening-Day Talk Event and the Windowology Symposium will be closed on September 10.

URL: http://madogaku.madoken.jp/en/

YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary

April 26, 2017

Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window
Participating architects, scholars, and artists include Taro Igarashi, Hiroshi Hara, Leandro Erlich, and Takashi Homma, among many others.

Windowology 10th Anniversary Symposium: Windows Represent Civilization and Culture
A panel of more than 20 speakers, including architects, architectural historians, anthropologists, and special guests from overseas, will come together to share their diverse research and discuss windows.