hayakawa kowalczyk

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hayakawa kowalczyk is a Tokyo-based architecture studio founded by Emiko Hayakawa and Aureliusz Kowalczyk. 

The work of practice ranges from private houses and apartment buildings through to arts, commercial buildings and interiors. 

Our objective is to create meaningful spaces that respond to their intended use and character.

7-9-503 Yotsuya-honshiocho

Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0003
t +81 3 6447 0460


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Emiko Hayakawa

Emiko Hayakawa studied architecture at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam where she obtained Master of Excellence in Architecture. She worked for David Adjaye in London from 2003 — 2006 and Kumiko Inui in Tokyo in 2007 before establishing her own practice with Aureliusz Kowalczyk. Emiko is a first class licensed architect.

Aureliusz Kowalczyk

Aureliusz Kowalczyk studied architecture at Technical University in Warsaw and Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He worked for Tony Fretton and Caruso St John Architects amongst others prior to establishing his own practice with Emiko Hayakawa in 2009.

He was a visiting critic at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich (ETH) and at the University of North London from 2005 — 2007.


Marcin Czechowicz
Takumi Ota
Shizune Shiigi
Juliusz Sokolowski


The House in Jozefow (House in the woods)
Winner, Brick Award PL 2015 in the category Single-Family Home

The House in Jozefow (House in the woods)
Finalist, Life in Architecture Award 2015

Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory 2015
Selected for the 2015 Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory

A House In Luanda: Patio And Pavilion
Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Finalist, International Competition, 2010


12th February – 3rd  March 2014
Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria

21st November 2013 – 7th February 2014
Polnisches Institut, Berlin, Germany

5th September – 13th October 2013
Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw, Poland

11th July – 25 August 2013
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

A House In Luanda: Patio And Pavilion
Lisbon Architecture Triennale
October 2010 – January 2011


selected publications

Ellie Stathaki, ‘Architects’ Directory’
Wallpaper (London: July 2015), Issue 196, pp.88–97

Grzegorz Stiasny, ‘Brick House’
Architektura-murator (Warsaw: June 2015), Issue 249, pp.82–85

Marcin Kwietowicz, ‘W lesie’
Architektura & Biznes (Cracow: April 2015), pp.54–61

Anna Krasuska, ‘Kamien w lesie’
ELLE DECORATION (Warsaw: December 2014), Issue 6, pp.184–185

Maria Hetzer, ‘Die Klugen unter den Schönen, Haus im Wald’
Bauwelt (Berlin: January 2014), Issue 1, pp.24–25

Brick Award, Exhibition Catalogue (Warsaw: June 2015), pp.4–7

Joanna Kusiak, ‘Building Oneself on a Transforming Land: Houses and Dreams in Poland after 1989’
For Example. New Polish House, Book (2013), pp.108, 116, ISBN 978-83-934574-6-5

Agnieszka Rasmus-Zgorzelska, Aleksandra Stepnikowska ‘For Example: Stone-house in the woods’
For Example. New Polish House, Book (2013), pp.60–69, ISBN 978-83-934574-6-5

selected writing

Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘Library’
Architektura-murator (September 2016), pp.8

Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘The Way of Building. In conversation with Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai’
Architektura & Biznes (December 2013), pp.54–61

Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘Praxis’
Architektura & Biznes (December 2013), pp.49–55

Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘A conversation with Toyo Ito’
Architektura-murator (September 2013), pp.8–9

Emiko Hayakawa and Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘The Geometry of Light. In conversation with Jun Igarashi’
Architektura & Biznes (May 2012), pp.54–61

Emiko Hayakawa and Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘Poetic Precision. In conversation with Kazunari Sakamoto’
Architektura & Biznes (April 2012), pp.54–61

Emiko Hayakawa and Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘Picture the Silence. In conversation with Tadao Ando’
Architektura & Biznes (April 2009), pp.54–61

Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘Challenges. Faithful to the Basis’
Architektura & Biznes (April 2009), pp.66

Aureliusz Kowalczyk, ‘White Walls. In conversation with Ryue Nishizawa’
Architektura & Biznes (February 2009), pp.54–61