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Koichi Takada’s Restaurant at the National Museum of Qatar

Architecture & Design

17th March 2020


Situated within the National Museum of Qatar, Jiwan is the latest dining destination to open its doors in Qatar’s capital of Doha. With interior designs by Koichi Takada Architects and a contemporary Qatari menu.

Jiwan is the Qatari word for the ‘perfect pearl’, rose-tinted white, completely round with a luster so pure that it comes alive with radiance.

Every element of the restaurant’s design takes inspiration from the Qatari Bedouin heritage and rich traditions linked to activities by the sea – fishing, pearl diving and old wooden sailing dhows. The colours and textures… Read more

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National Museum of Qatar’s gift shops win international awards

Gulf Times

1st March 2019


The National Museum of Qatar’s (NMoQ) gift shops won four international awards in various categories, including retail and interior design in 2019.

In the United States, the gift shops were recognised as the Interior Design 2019 Best of Year Award winner for Mixed Retail and the winners of the Architecture MasterPrizeTM (AMP) Award for the Retail category.

In the United Kingdom, the gift shops won the 2019 World Interiors News (WIN) Awards in the Independent Shops or Small Chains category.

The gift shops also received the Gold Winner title by the Driven x Design… Read more

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Architect Koichi Takada teams with top French chef Alain Ducasse to design restaurant in the National Museum of Qatar

Commercial Real Estate

24th February 2019

by Sue Williams


A whole galaxy of stars aligned when 21 Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse designed a restaurant with top Australian architect Koichi Takada for a new museum that has already won a host of awards and has just been nominated for several more.

“It’s been a wonderful end to an incredible 10-year journey,” said Mr Takada, who was first hired to design the interiors of the National Museum of Qatar, in Doha, in 2010 by the reigning royal family.

Mr Takada took inspiration for the design of the interiors of the restaurant –… Read more

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On A Global Scale

Architecture Australia

January/February Issue 2020

As the world globalizes, opportunities for architects to access international markets to increase. It is apparent that Australian architects are highly valued for their agility in fast-changing industry conditions, their ability to respond to the local context and their focus on high-quality, sustainable design, Australians are also in demand in educational institutions overseas and are volunteering their time and skills for humanitarian work.

For the competed article, please visit Architecture Australian January/February Issue 2020Read more

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ARC is Eligible for the ArchDaily Building of the Year 2020 Awards


30 January 2020

ArchDaily has launched the 11th edition of its Building of the Year Awards and Arc is eligible for nomination.

Throughout the following 2 week nomination period, ArchDaily’s readers will filter over 4,000 projects down to just a handful of stand-out buildings in 15 categories.

How does voting during the nomination period for the Building of the Year work? It’s easy! Anyone can register on the My ArchDaily platform to select what they think are the best buildings. Since every user can only vote for one building in each category, make sure you let your friends, clients and… Read more

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