Cutting grass and harvesting hay, in bundles and then in stacks, is an ancestral activity by now in disuse. It is still however commonly perceived as an inescapable driving force and poetry of preparation for the future, for the cold winter months.
The form of a haystack is perhaps the architectural form par excellence: pure, essential and unique. It looks the same from all sides and as a recognisable landmark, it merges discreetly and beautifully into the countryside. It is a form constructed by superimposing material on material until a human scale is accomplished by the time-honoured skills of manual farm labour. The haystack projects a common image of positive attention to the planet and of a respectful use of resources. The shape of the haystack evokes a cylindrical construction with its elements of cladding stacked to form a spherical roof.
Michele De Lucchi, November 2013