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Founded in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, the Japanese firm of architects Atelier Bow-Wow acquired worldwide renown with its book Pet Architecture, a guide to the strange constructed forms erected in the left over spaces of the Tokyo urban area. Among the firm’s designs are a large number of individual houses that renew the relationship between the individual house and the city, in the tradition of the machiya – a wooden house typical of Japanese urban environments. Atelier Bow-Wow is at present working with the Bureau Bas Smets on the Charleroi District Créatif project.