We designed a new exhibition Making It Happen: New Community Architecture at the RIBA Architecture Gallery in London, which opened this week. It showcases four very different examples of new and inspiring community architecture projects in the UK, including our on-going project The Road in Coniston. The exhibition runs until 27th April and there will be a series of workshops and talks relating to the show.
Of Tools and Creatures opens until 4 January 2019 in the Window Galleries, Central Saint Martins. The exhibition documents the last four years of hands-on working methods involved in the MArch Architecture’s summer building unit: Constructing in detail led by Takeshi Hayatsu, Greg Ross, and Carlotta Novella.
Green Shed - mobile gardening pods, will be joining the community planting event on Tolworth Broadway on 1st December 2018, organised by the Community Brain.
Commissioned by Grizedale Arts and Coniston Institute, Hayatsu Architects are currently working with local artist Karen Guthrie on the master plan for the new public realm ‘The Road’ in Coniston, Cumbria. It is a Grizedale Arts’ on-going participatory project, inspired by the John Ruskin’s iconic road building project in Hinksey, 1874.
SHEDx, a community engagement project in Tolworth with The Community Brain, Kingston School of Art and Reed Watts Architects was exhibited in the courtyard of Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. A replica of an existing allotment shed is designed to travel and promote the idea of good growth.
Planning permission was granted by London Borough of Camden for The Lodge, a gallery owner's family home in Hampstead.
Hayatsu Architects designed a wooden goat pavilion in collaboration with the artist Fernando Garcia-Dory for the exhibition 'The Land We Live In - The Land We Left Behind' at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. There will be many events and workshops relating to milking and cheese making. The event schedule can be found in this link.
The first phase of The Road project was completed together with 11 post graduate architecture students from Central Saint Martins, with the help of local people in Coniston, Cumbria.
Hayatsu Architects was commissioned by RIBA curatorial team to design a proposal for the British Pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennale Venice 2018. It was a joint bid collaborating with architecture and art practices dRMM, Apparata, Processcraft, and Grizedale Arts. The RIBA-led team was one of four shortlisted finalists.
We received a listed building consent from LBC of Hounslow to repair the beautiful Grade II Listed 18th century house where the landscape painter Lucien Pissarro and his family lived between 1901 - 1944. We will be working with the building conservation specialist DBR Leadwork from Peckham and the work will begin end of October.
Takeshi's name was mentioned for his collaborative work with Kingston students in the Financial Times Weekend Magazine article by Edwin Heathcote (9.9.17) about the current design scene in London, among the other names 6a, Simon Jones, Michael Marriott, Assemble and Practice Architecture.
Hayatsu Architects have been working with Grizedale Arts in partnership with Central Saint Martins to design and build an information kiosk and a community oven for The Road Project and Coniston Coppermines heritage project. The prefabricated timber structures and hand made copper shingles will be installed on site in October 2017, in the ground of John Ruskin Museum and Coniston Institute, Lake District, Cumbria.
Takeshi was interviewed by Andrew Marr on the BBC Radio 4 programme Start the Week on Easter Monday 17th April, together with an architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff, Professor Charles Spence and a chef and food writer Anissa Helou, discussing the preservation of Japanese houses, architectural education and design process.
Takeshi participated in the interview of Terunobu Fujimori by the architecture professor Andrew Clancy at Kingston University, which is available to listen in iTunes, Register Episode 5.
Hayatsu Architects worked with Japanese architect/ historian Terunobu Fujimori to design and build the teahouse and garden for The Japanese House exhibition at Barbican Centre. The teahouse was built together with architecture and product design students from Kingston University.
The Seminar House Pavilion designed and built with the architecture students from Kingston University, in collaboration with Simon Jones, during the academic year 2015 - 16 for Dorich House Museum is shortlisted for this year's Architects Journal Small Projects Awards 2017.
Hayatsu Architects designed a shortlisted scheme for Dulwich Picture Gallery in collaboration with Tom Benton architects and the V&A researcher M.J. Wells.
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