Takeshi Hayatsu

Spatial Practices Programme; Associate Lecturer, MA Architecture: Spaces and Objects, M ARCH: Architecture

I am an architect (BA AA Dipl RIBA) practicing in London. I studied architecture at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and at the Architectural Association in London.

I worked at David Chipperfield Architects and Haworth Tompkins before joining 6a architects in 2005, where I was a project director. He lead the practice’s critically acclaimed projects such as the contemporary art centre Raven Row in Spitalfield, South London Gallery in Peckham, and the new halls of residence for Churchill College in Cambridge. Through my work I have gained experience and interest in working with historic buildings.

I have lectured at many architectural schools including Cambridge, Bartlett, Architectural Association, Cardiff University and Chelsea College of Arts. I currently teach M ARCH Unit 1 and 3 at Central Saint Martins and a postgraduate studio at Kingston University. His research interest focuses on craft, material, traditional and contemporary building techniques and self-build.

Exhibition: Kintaikyo – Building a Japanese Bridge. 14 September – 16 November 2012, Embassy of Japan in the UK.