An architecture specialized firm in the Kamakura-area

We are not the kind of architectural firm that says, “We can take on a project anywhere in Japan! We have quite the opposite concept. We are an architectural firm that specializes in the local area. That is why we can offer one of the best performance in Kamakura, Zushi, and Hayama.


Teitakusubako’s philosophy

The Residence Hive is a team of community-based architects, a rarity in Japan. We are a team of architects who have built exclusively in the Kamakura/Zushi/Hayama area, a city with a rich environment where human culture and nature coexist. This is because we love the rich environment where humanity and nature coexist, and the culture of diversity, ecology, and quality of life is deeply rooted in this city.
We believe that there is something architecture can do to further enrich life and social activities in Kamakura. By concentrating on the local area, we can maximize performance and improve the quality of life of the people living in Kamakura through the power of architecture. This is the philosophy of Residence Hive.


Achievement specializing in the Kamakura-area

We limit our construction sites to the Kamakura/Zushi/Hayama area. Although we are not a large design firm, we have more experience in this area than major firms. We have extensive expertise and experience in dealing with the unique climate of the area, knowledge of complex regulations, and connections with local construction companies.。


Design Firm Profile

We specialize in residences in Kamakura and Zushi Hayama. And we also specialize in buildings that are based on the concept of a residential space. For example, we are not good at commercial business hotels, but we are good at villa-like accommodations. For housing complexes, we are better at townhouses surrounded by greenery than high-rise condominiums in the city. For galleries, we are good at garden galleries surrounded by greenery rather than urban galleries closed to the outside. We propose residences, villas, hotels, and galleries that take advantage of the unique environment of Kamakura, Zushi, and Hayama.


Teitakusubako Co. Ltd

  • First-Class Registered Architect Office, Prefectural Governor Registration No. 18486
  • 2F Kamaman Building, 3-10 Onarimachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 050-3554-1185
  • Management Architect, First Class Architect No. 355694 Naoki Hayasaka.

Our Business

A. Planning, design and supervision of buildings in Kamakura, Zushi and Hayama

  1. Residences and villas
  2. Renovation of old japanese houses in tasteful
  3. Local shops engaged by the local community
  4. Residential complexes that value life/li>
  5. Accommodations that focus on the value of the stay
  6. Spas and saunas to enjoy the natural environment
  7. Garden gallery to get familiar with the greenery
  8. Proposal for the use of building stocks in Kamakura

B.Architectural work contributing to the preservation and development of the Kamakura area

Team Members

Each member is an architect with a connection to the Kamakura/Zushi/Hayama area. The team has come together under a common philosophy of improving the area through architectural approaches.

早坂 直貴

Naoki Hayasaka

Licensed Architect (1st grade), fAppraiser of old Japanese house, Engineer of old Japanese house reconstruction, Master of passive house

For a total of 10 years, he worked as a project manager for Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects and other design firms in Japan and abroad. During the three years he was based in Paris, he spent his time visiting all the masterpieces of architecture and design in Europe, and the aesthetics of craftsmanship he experienced there became the basis of his current design philosophy. The spaces are characterized by a world view that blends European aesthetics with Kamakura-like virtues. He is also a specialist in residential design, having completed over 40 residential projects throughout his career.
17′- Teitakusubako Co. Ltd
At the 10-year mark of his career, he returned from Paris to start his own business. He established a community-based design firm in Kamakura. Kamakura is a city with a very rich nature and culture like Paris. However, the city has been overdeveloped with buildings that can be found anywhere in Japan, and its “Kamakura-ness” is rapidly disappearing today. We want to preserve Kamakura’s townscape and make Kamakura a place where wonderful people want to gather. Teitakusubako was founded with these ideals, and we will contribute to this goal through architectural methods.
He studied under Tsuyoshi Tane (a Japanese architect working in Paris). In addition to global projects around the world, he has also worked as a project manager for residential projects in Japan, such as the House in Todoroki Valley. His work is always created to give form to something intangible, the memory of the place. This approach, which emphasizes the importance of history, is particularly appreciated in old cities such as Paris. We believe that this approach is also effective for Kamakura. We designig buildings that are connected to the memory of the place they stand on, rather than designing homogeneous buildings that cut off history.
14′-17′ Moved to Paris, France
He moved to Europe to further pursue architectural design. I spent my weekends visiting masterpieces in Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, Porto, Vienna, Prague, Mexico, Morocco, and the rest of the world (I’m sure there are not many architects have visited so many!). This background of architectural experience in Europe has influenced Teitakusubako’s approach to craftsmanship and the use of unique materials.
斧田 裕太

Yuta Onoda

Licensed Architect (1st grade)

Former project manager of Tezuka Architects.He specializes in designing joyful living spaces where families can spend time together in a peaceful atmosphere. His work on “House at Railroad Crossing” (selected in SD Review 2021, etc.), in which he worked from planning to actual design to renovate his grandfather’s house into a community space, has been highly praised for its connection between residential design and the creation of community spaces.
19’- Teitakusubako
He joined in “Teitakusubako” when he designed ” A House with a Sea Breeze” in the natural environment of Kamakura-yama, which he made a complete turnaround and focused on interacting with real nature. This experience was very fresh and pleasant for him. In addition, the owner, Mr. K, would work after coming back from an early morning surfing, and on weekends, he would enjoy home parties with friends under the greenery, truly enjoying the life of Kamakura. therfore, he wished to spend his life as such a “work and life balance that interacts with nature”, he moved to this area with his family.
14’-19’ Tezuka Architects
While he had been involved in the design of large-scale facilities in his previous job, he had desired to design something closer to human scale, such as a residential project in the near future. After he had finished the project he was in charge of, he began working for Takaharu and Yui Tezuka, who were known for their residential and kindergarten designs. It was a busy design firm with more than 20 projects in progress (including Roof house and the famous Fuji kidergarten.He spent his days in the hustle and bustle, and working on projects ranging from houses such as “A house with sea breez” and “H Residence”, to children’s facilities and their furniture production, to the Phase IV construction of “Fuji Kindergarten”. In the process, he learned how to design with simple details, and he discussed thoroughly with the craftsmen to create high-quality buildings. These experiences as an architect in the Tezuka Architects have shaped his skills and attitudes today.

Decent work realized through local-based business


かつて設計事務所といえば「今日で徹夜何日目?」というくらい過酷な業界でした。それも現在では改善されつつあり、テレワークやフレックスタイムによる多様でゆとりある働き方も増えてきました。それは設計者のプライベートを充実させる良い面がある一方で、案件へのコミットメントが低下して建物のクオリティが低下するという課題を解決できていません。…readmore ▼










Local contribution in Kamakura-area