On A Global Scale
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.
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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
National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops Is One of Dezeen’s Top 10 Shops of 2019
14 December 2019
by Natasha Levy
National Museum of Qatar gift shop, Qatar, by Koichi Takada
A staggering 40,000 pieces of wood were used to form the undulating surfaces of the National Museum of Qatar’s gift shop.
Designed in reference to the Dahl Al Misfir cavern, the shop’s soaring walls stagger downwards to form stalagmite-like columns with in-built display shelves. Light trickles in from the outdoors through skylights punctuated in the ceiling.
For the completed article, please visit Dezeen.… Read more
Koichi Takada Architects’ Arc Won CTBUH 2020 Award of Excellence
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
5 December 2019
Edited by Branko Miletic
Koichi Takada Architects’ Sydney-based design ‘Arc by Crown Group’ has just won the ‘Award of Excellence ’ for the CTBUH 2020 Best Tall Building – under 100m category.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the Award of Excellence Winners for the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program in Chicago last night Sydney time. The winning projects represent the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies, and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world.
View the Award of Excellence Winners’ list, please visit tallinnovation.com
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December 2019 – January 2020
Edited by Karen McCartney
Portrait by Alana Landsberry
The soaring imagination of this Sydney-based architect has seen him build a global reputation for his original, organic structures on a grand scale.
As I drive past the nearly completed Infinity apartment development by Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney’s Green Square, I notice how the scale and sweep of this aerodynamic structure in glass and metal set it distinctly apart, redefining the skyline. For one thing, it has an enormous void at its centre and the sinuous form is sculpted to bring daylight into… Read more
Japanese heritage within an Australian environment: LANDMARK by Lexus
06 November 2019
Infusing Lexus’ Japanese values of warmth and hospitality with Australia’s rich native landscapes comes LANDMARK at Lexus 2019 by Koichi Takada Architects. This premier design project reimagines the hospitality and cuisine experience at the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival.
It’s no easy feat creating a sanctuary within an enclosure known for over-the-top excessiveness. But this year LANDMARK at Lexus has done just that, with a highly refined approach for its pavilion in its second year on millionaire’s row, in the Birdcage precinct. Building on last year’s thinking, the approach was to create a new conversation… Read more
Unveiling Landmark by LEXUS – The Inaugural Premier Design Project
2019 Melbourne Cup LANDMARK by Lexus
31 October 2019
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Doha, Qatar What To Expect?
29 October 2019
by Cécilia Pelloux
Qatar and its capital Doha is an easy 6 hour direct flight from Paris with Qatar Airlines. The country-11 000 square kilometers and more than 2,6 million inhabitants-is located in the Persian gulf and shares its frontiers with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Qatar takes its prosperity from hydrocarbons and in particular gas-as it is the 4th global producer of natural gas after the USA, Russia and Iran. Doha where dust and sand meet the cyan of the Persian gulf seems improbable. For the last four decades, the city has been transformed by… Read more
An oasis of calm in the Birdcage madness
Australian Financial Review
25 October 2019
by Dan F. Stapleton
The unofficial theme of this year’s Birdcage seems to be Bigger, Bolder and Brasher. Each of the 11 brands represented in the invitation-only enclosure – Seppelt Wines, Mumm and Schweppes among them – is attempting to up the ante in some way.
High-end jeweller Kennedy is decking out its front-row marquee with millions of dollars worth of rare timepieces and casually installing a jazz band. Network 10, which has been gifted a significant slice of the front row as part of its new partnership deal, is building a fully… Read more
Why architecture can be a solution to climate change
23 October 2019
One of Australia’s most influential architects says his industry is at a critical point in the making of new buildings as they relate to climate change.
To the biggest annual gathering of the folk responsible for such a large portion of the public realm, the Sydney-based but globally-operative Koichi Takada will argue that because of the measurable impacts of climate change, the industry as a whole is at such a critical point “that we must now change our drive from one of commercialisation to mass greening”.
“And that will be… Read more