Takeshi Hayatsu is a Japanese architect practicing in London, and a founding director of Hayatsu Architects. He studied architecture at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and at the Architectural Association in London. Takeshi worked at David Chipperfield Architects, Haworth Tompkins and 6a architects before establishing his own practice in 2017. His practice’s current portfolio includes private and public commissions from arts and community led organisations, local authorities and Greater London Authority. Alongside his practice Takeshi teaches post graduate architecture studio at Kingston University. His research through practice and teaching focuses on exploring craft, material, traditional and contemporary building techniques and self-build for community engagement.