Scaffold Episode 59: Takeshi Hayatsu

The founding director of Hayatsu Architects talks about the relationships between symbolism and environmentalism in his work.

Takeshi Hayatsu is an architect based in London and founding director of Hayatsu Architects.

“ …That sort of fear, and darkness beyond our control that exists in the natural world is something we’ve somehow forgotten following the modernist movement […] People tend to become arrogant – we assume we control everything – so animism and symbolism are things I’m interested in, in terms of finding ways to pay respect to nature, in a way that should really come back more now in the age of environmental crisis.”

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Scaffold is a podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers. Hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and produced by the Architecture Foundation, it is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and most major podcast streaming platforms.

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