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December 2018

We are shortlisted for the River View Competition organised by London Festival of Architecture, City of London Corporation and Illuminated River Foundation. The winner will be announced in the new year.

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November 2018

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.


November 2018

Green Shed - mobile gardening pods, will be joining the community planting event on Tolworth Broadway on 1st December 2018, organised by the Community Brain.

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September 2018

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.


June 2018

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.


May 2018

Planning permission was granted by London Borough of Camden for The Lodge, a gallery owner's family home in Hampstead. The construction work will begin in June 2018. 


April 2018

The Road project designed and built together with the students and tutors at Central Saint Martins has been shortlisted for Architects Journal Small Projects Awards 2018.


March 2018

We have submitted a full planning application to London Borough of Lambeth for the new built house The Other Space, designed for the contemporary artist Eduardo Padilha.


February 2018

We participated a community led annual Seething Festival organised by The Community Brain in Surbiton with a mobile timber structure called Surbiton Yatai designed and built by the students of Kingston School of Art. Photo by Serina Harb


February 2018

We collaborated with Assemble to design a holiday accommodation for Landmark Trust. It was a shortlisted competition scheme converting the Grade I Listed manor house Calverley Old Hall in West Yorkshire dating back to 12th Century.


January 2018

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.

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January 2018

Happy New Year.

We are currently working with Hauser & Wirth Somerset for the forthcoming exhibition 'The Land We Live In - The Land We Left Behind' curated by Adam Sutherland. The exhibition opens on 20th January. 


October 2017

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.


‘A Time and a Place for Pleasure’

The British Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

October 2017

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. 


October 2017

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. 


September 2017

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.  


August 2017

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. 


May 2017

We are settled in the new studio space in Bermondsey, Sugarhouse Studios, sharing the sunny courtyard with the Assemble and among the other makers. Our new address is in the contact page.


April 2017

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. 


March 2017

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.


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March 2017

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



March 2017

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.

Photo by Tim Ohare

Photo by Tim Ohare

shortlisted for Dulwich picture gallery summer pavilion 2017

January 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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