Interior of teahouse at Barbican Centre 2017  Photo by Ben Tynegate

Interior of teahouse at Barbican Centre 2017

Photo by Ben Tynegate

 

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Hayatsu Architects

1st floor, Sugarhouse Studios
19 Collett Road, London SE16 4DJ

E: takeshi@hayatsuarchitects.com

M: +44 (0) 7766332206

 

Takeshi Hayatsu is a London-based Japanese architect.

After studying architecture in Tokyo, Takeshi moved to the UK to complete his education at the Architectural Association. He worked at David Chipperfield Architects, Haworth Tompkins and 6a architects before establishing his own practice in 2016.

Takeshi’s work is characterised by crafted, thoughtful, sensitive and playful approaches tailored to unique situations and requirements of users. Takeshi has worked on many historic buildings and developed a method of creating new spaces seamlessly integrated within the historic contexts through material resolutions and construction techniques.

His work with historic buildings include Raven Row gallery in Spitalfields (Grade I), George Romney’s Studio in Hampstead (Grade I), The Fashion Gallery at Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington (Grade I), South London Gallery in Peckham (Grade II), Churchill College in Cambridge (Grade II), The Brook in Stamford Brook Road W6 (Grade II), London Library in St James Square (Grade II). 

Takeshi combines teaching and practice by working with students on self-build projects for arts organisations, including Dorich House Museum in Kingston Hill, Grizedale Arts in Coniston and Barbican Centre in London. He currently runs postgraduate architecture design studios at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins.

 

“ I’ve worked with Takeshi on a variety projects at the South London Gallery over the past decade, ranging from our award-winning extension designed by 6a which opened to the public in 2010, through to modifications to existing spaces to create meeting and reception rooms and, most recently, designing the renovation of the grade II listed former Fire Station on Peckham Road to create an annexe to our main site.   

He has a great facility for collaborative working, contributing strong ideas but also being willing to listen to practical and other concerns.  He has a great attention to detail and is an absolute pleasure to work with.  I couldn’t recommend him more highly.”
 
Margot Heller OBE Director of South London Gallery

 

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