Hayatsu Architects: On abbé Laugier's frontispiece for Essai sur l'architecture, 1753

Takeshi Hayatsu on Laugier, model 2 – Drawing Matter

Hayatsu Architects (*2016), On abbé Laugier's frontispiece for Essai sur l'architecture, 1753, 2018. Bronze.

Architecture evolves through material transformations, copying one from another, much like how Greek temples adopted using stone instead of wood.

Casting is an act of copying. Bronze is an ancient material used by humankind dating back to the mid-4th millennium BC. It is a ductile alloy which does not corrode once the copper oxide layer is formed. Its eternal quality transforms the most primitive construction made from wooden branches to a dignified and enduring architecture.

– Takeshi Hayatsu


Click here to see Takeshi Hayatsu's drawing around Eisen's for Laugier, and other views of the model. Click here to see a full list of participants, and here to return to the curatorial statement, along with a slide show.