Koichi Takada: The natural shift into biometric architecture
The Japan Times
16 June 2019
by Juliette Olah
Koichi Takada’s career began with a river. The Tokyo-born architect grew up in the 1970s, living a stone’s throw from the scenic banks of the Tama River in the west of the capital. Takada spent his youth enjoying nature, catching shellfish or koi and releasing them back into the river.
However, the formidable grip of postwar urbanization was palpable in the city. As a child, Takada observed as skyscrapers, train stations and modern infrastructure emerged against the backdrop of the placid rice fields and water systems near his home.
“(The)… Read more
The Much-Anticipated Interiors Designed By Koichi Takada Architects
ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS
April – June 2019 issue
“The National Museum of Qatar will be the next ‘Bilbao Effect’ and Jean Nouvel’s masterful design is a seeker of architectural magic. The museums desert rose inspired space is a mirage within which visitors will lose a sense of time wandering between the past and future. The National Museum of Qatar will give a voice to Qatar’s cultural heritage whilst celebrating its future identity.” —- Koichi Takada
Koichi Takada Architects’ scope for the National Museum of Qatar in Doha is nearing completion after 8 years in the making, after winning an international… Read more
The architects behind the interior of Qatar’s new National Museum
6 June 2019
by Oliver Featherston
The CEO Magazine spoke to Koichi Takada, who was behind the interior design of the National Museum of Qatar, part of the Gulf state’s efforts to revolutionise its cultural landscape.
In March of this year, a 1.5-million-square-foot area in Doha was finally opened to the public. Surrounding the renovated palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, The National Museum of Qatar is a new addition to the identity of the little Gulf monarchy.
For the completed article, please visite CEO Magazine.… Read more
Aria Signals Confidence in Apartment Market with 20-Storey Tower
The Urban Developer
27 May 2019
Bullish Brisbane developer Aria Property Group has lodged its second residential development application within a month, in a sign of confidence for the Brisbane apartment market.
Aria has lodged a proposal for an ambitious 128-apartment mixed-use tower at 66 Hope Street with the Brisbane City Council.
The developer has tapped architecture firm Koichi Takada to design the tower, which is located on the doorstep of Brisbane’s cultural and performing arts precinct. In a tentative lending market, the developer has tailored the offering to owner-occupiers, with three- and four-bedroom apartments, an open-air rooftop and “more than ten… Read more
Monocle Issue 123
Our new design world. We unpack the best projects and plans for creating the perfect residence.
Are you sitting comfortably?
It’s time for Monocle’s annual property survey, where we start with five distinguished developments.
Welcome to our annual property survey, where we whizz around the globe to show you the best recent developments and have a look at the cities getting it right. Below you can join us on a whistlestop tour of impressive new buildings, ranging from a reimagined former bank to a leafy Vietnamese residence.
We then take stock of the housing… Read more
Koichi Takada to speak at DesignBUILD 2019
14 May 2019
Internationally recognised architect Koichi Takada will explore his philosophy of merging architecture with nature as part of the DesignBUILD speaker series on Thursday 16 May at 3 pm.
Takada’s growing practice is also gaining an international reputation and is about to change the skylines of Tokyo, Los Angeles and Mexico City. The studio is currently working on six interiors for the National Museum of Qatar, under construction in Doha.
Originally from Japan, architect Koichi Takada asserts that the past and its traditions are vital when looking at the design of our future buildings.
Urban… Read more
Plans for a $1bn Waterfront City in Jakarta
The Urban Developer
13th May 2019
Sydney-based developer Crown Group has unveiled its latest residential project, a $1 billion mixed-use waterfront resort which will feature a marina, beach club and dining precinct.
The 9,000sq m development, located at the popular seaside destination Ancol in north Jakarta, will comprise 2,000 apartments across a series of towers, with a luxury waterfront living concept designed by Sydney-based architect Koichi Takada.
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Koichi Takada Architects Creates Cave-Like Interior For Museum Shops Inside National Museum Of Qatar
World Architecture Community
9th May 2019
Curvaceous timber walls form the whole interior of two museum shops inside Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar in Doha, which opened in March. Presenting a cave-like interior, the shelves are naturally being part of the timber walls that present smooth and fluid surfaces for visitors.
Designed by Australian architecture firm Koichi Takada Architects, the architects created this sinuous interior to show ” a poetic” narrative of the Qatari history. “The designs are an embodiment of the Qatari history, the beginnings of the trade, nomadic lifestyle and beautiful natural environment,” said the architects.
For the… Read more
Koichi Takada Reveals Final Images from Inside The National Museum of Qatar
24 April 2019
Following the National Museum of Qatar‘s grand opening in March, Koichi Takada Architects presents final photography from inside the museum gift shop and children’s gift shop. the idea behind the interiors designed by the Australian studio intends to complement the exterior ‘desert rose’ concept envisioned by French architect Jean Nouvel. This collection of images showcases the ‘cave-like’ museum shop space that has been created taking direct inspiration from Qatar’s natural ‘Cave of Light’ (Dahl Al Misfir), which can be found in the heart of the country.
The incredible timber walls which dominate the space have been realized using 40,000 pieces of CNC-cut wood.… Read more
Inside The New Architecturally Impressive National Museum Of Qatar
23 April 2019
by Lauren Jade Hill
This month saw the newly completed National Museum of Qatar begin welcoming visitors into its architecturally impressive exhibition space, shops and dining venues. Complementing the breath-taking exterior design of French architect Jean Nouvel, it was Koichi Takada Architects who executed the design of its interiors after winning a global competition to take the project on in 2012.
Built on 1.5 million sq ft at the south end of Doha’s Corniche, the new museum boasts a prominent position in the city with dramatic architecture inspired by the unique mineral formation, desert rose. Koichi Takada designed… Read more