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Work / Architecture

Katsumi Hayakawa: Paperworks 2011

Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa experiments with reducing the urban fabric down to its basic elements. The city is read as a series of modular components built along a grid and extruded to varying heights: little, medium and large boxes in close proximity. The forms are painstakingly constructed and resemble highly built up cities like Toyko. But despite the dense massing of Hayakawa’s pieces there is a fragility in the thinness of the paper and the repeated cuts-outs and voids in the volumes.