Mr Takeshi Hayatsu


I studied architecture at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and then at the Architectural Association in London before embarking on my professional career at David Chipperfield Architects. From there I moved onto Haworth Tompkins and 6a architects, establishing my own practice in 2017; Hayatsu Architects' current portfolio includes both private and public commissions, collaborating with arts and community-led organisations.

I have also lectured at many architectural schools including Cambridge and Chelsea College of Arts and currently teach on the MArch at Central Saint Martins as well as a postgraduate studio at Kingston.

My research focuses on exploring craft, material, traditional and contemporary building techniques and self-build.

Exhibition & symposium: 

Kintaikyo - Building a Japanese Bridge. 2012, Embassy of Japan UK.

Japanese Avant-Garde 'red school' and UK contemporary crafts 2016, Dorich House Museum, Kingston

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945, 2017, Barbican Centre

Academic responsibilities



  • BA
  • AA Dipl
  • ARB
  • RIBA

Teaching and learning

Postgraduate courses taught