House In The Woods
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Tokyo-based studio Hayakawa/Kowalczyk arose from a collaboration between Japanese architect Emiko Hayakawa, ex-David Adjaye and Kumiko Inui, and the Polish architect and writer Aureliusz Kowalczyk, following his stints with Tony Fretton, Stephen Taylor Architects and Caruso St John Architects. In 2009 they set up their own studio, taking in influences such as Tokyo's shifting urban environment and art scene to generate an architecture that encompasses everything from private houses to galleries and installations. Recent projects include the brick built House in the Woods, near Warsaw, and a concept for a low-cost family House in Luanda, one of the finalists in an international competition at the recent Lisbon Triennale. Hayakawa and Kowalczyk are looking to grow their practice, while 'maintaining a relationship with the type of clients we are working with now - these projects pose challenges that make the outcome more interesting.'
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House In The Woods

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House In The Woods

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Blum Poe Gallery

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Blum Poe Gallery

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Blum Poe Gallery

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Weekend House

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).