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Katsumi Hayakawa: Paperworks 2011

Posted by Maya Davies,

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.

Posted by Maya Davies

Maya joined It’s Nice That in 2011 as our first ever events manager as well as writing for the site, in particular about architecture. She left in the summer of 2013.