Koichi Takada is a Sydney-based architect who aims to
‘naturalise’ architecture in the urban environment and believes in greening our cities – an approach he pledged after living in cities of high urbanization: Tokyo, New York and London. Koichi graduated from the School of Architecture at City University of New York and Architectural Association, London. He studied his thesis under Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Farshid Moussavi and Rem Koolhaas.
Founded in 2008, Koichi Takada Architects celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. Through a series of award & competition winning designs, the growing practice is gaining an international reputation and is about to change the skylines of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Jakarta, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Recent projects include Infinity in Green Square, Sydney, a futuristic mixed use hotel and residential project, shapes like a giant loop, nicknamed The Doughnut; another is Arc in Sydney CBD, the a 22-storey building podium with a series of traditional layered brick masonry arches and public rooftop gardens in striking curved white rib cages. Next key projects are already on their ways in Brisbane and Tokyo; an audacious design of residential building with 118m waterfall is an attempt to cool down the sub-tropical Queensland’s environment. At the heart of Shibuya’s new “stream” district in Tokyo, timber-layered gallery and studio building is designed for a new home to an American IT company, due completion in April 2020.
Koichi Takada Architects has completed six interior spaces in the National Museum of Qatar,Doha. The museum was recently nominated as one of the worlds 100 greatest places of 2019 published by TIME Magazine.
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