Takeshi Hayatsu (BA AA Dipl RIBA) is a qualified architect practicing in London. He studied architecture at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and at the Architectural Association in London.
Takeshi worked at David Chipperfield Architects, Haworth Tompkins and 6a architects before founding his own practice Hayatsu Architects in 2016. At 6a he was a project director for the new contemporary art centre Raven Row in Spitalfield, the South London Gallery in Peckham, and the Cowan Court, a new halls of residence at Churchill College, Cambridge. Through his work he has gained experience and interest in working with historic buildings.
Takeshi has lectured at many architectural schools including Chelsea College of Art, University of Cambridge, Bartlett and Architectural Association. He has taught at Cardiff University and Diploma technology course at Kingston University. He currently runs postgraduate units at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins. His research interest focuses on craft, material and traditional building techniques.
Kintaikyo – Building a Japanese Bridge. 14 September – 16 November 2012, Embassy of Japan in the UK
Japanese Avant-garde ‘red school’ and UK contemporary crafts, 16 March 2016
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945, 23 March 2017 – 25 June 2017