Window Research Institute
The Window Research Institute is a Japanese incorporated foundation dedicated to contributing to the development of architectural culture. In addition to conducting research into areas such as the history, sociology, ethnology, linguistics and art of windows, the Institute works together with other research institutions, museums and private agencies around the world on international, interdisciplinary projects.
The work of the Institute is based on the belief that “windows represent civilisation and culture” and it is the only institute of its kind in the world.
Japan House London has been working with the Institute with the aim of introducing some of this work to the UK. With the world going through a period of lockdown, the importance of windows has been unexpectedly highlighted, offering an opportunity for Japan House London to ask Onishi Moe of the Window Research Institute, to reveal her thoughts on the relevance of windows during this time and beyond.