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World’s Tallest Man-Made Waterfall Wins Approval in Brisbane

The Urban Developer
August 23, 2018

Brisbane developer Aria Property Group has been green-lit for its residential development boasting the world’s tallest man-made water fall in the latest addition set to transform Brisbane’s urban skyline.

The striking 118-metre-high “water wall” will span the entire height of the building and descend from the building’s rooftop 50-metre infinity edge lap pool.

The Koichi Takada-designed building, located on Hope Street South Brisbane, will feature 216 residential apartments.

Aria lodged development plans for the $150 million project in April 2017.

Fond of the South Brisbane area, the property group are also developing a… Read more

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Koichi Takada Invited to Speak at FRONT Design Forum 2018

August 9, 2018

FRONT Design Forum

Image courtesy of FRONT

 

Koichi Takada was invited on August 9, 2018 as a speaker in this year’s FRONT Design Forum hosted by Indesign Media Asia Pacific.

“In Conversation Presented by Crown Group”, Koichi Takada was speaking with the Co-founder and CEO of Crown Group Iwan Sunito and Indesignlive Editor Aleesha Callahan, while another conference entitled “Design as Ecosystem” with Max Thomason, Andrew Pettifer, Ashley Dennis, Simone Oliver.… Read more

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It’s Australia’s Largest Urban Renewal Project – the Infinity at Green Square

SFAUDi

July 25, 2018

The Sydney Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Inc

Image courtesy of Brandon Heng

 

The Infinity development under construction in July 2018 at Green Square, Sydney. Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, it will be one of the defining buildings of the new Green Square Town Centre, with an underground pedestrian connection to Green Square Station. Part of the glass entrance to the new library is on the right.

It’s Australia’s largest urban renewal project – the eight billion dollar Green Square scheme in Sydney – so it was a fitting location for our SFAUDI urban… Read more

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The Organic Architect – Koichi Takada

LOUNGE Magazine

5th Issue July 2018

Crown Group

 

Celebrated for fusing nature-inspired designs with luxury style. Sydney-based architect Koichi Takada tells Beth Anderson about his plans to revolutionise urban living, one city at a time.

“As an architect, I try to work with nature – not against it – and to bring it back into city living.”

Nobody walks in Los Angeles. It’s a universally acknowledged (and often satirised) truth: in a city that’s full of highways but bereft of public transport, residents must own vehicles to survive. But for award-winning architect Koichi Takada, the car-centric town is due… Read more

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自然と建築が対話する都市をカタチにする建築家/髙田浩一

JAMS.TV

July 23, 2018

德田直大、浜登夏海

 

シドニーで生活する日本人にとっては一度は見たことがあるであろう、波打つ天井のデザインが特徴的な一風堂ウェストフィールド店の内装や、スシトレイン・サザーランド店の花見をモチーフにした「TREE」。建築やインテリアという人工物でありながら、自然の一部として自立した生命感に溢れ、ナチュラルに場に溶け込み、心地良い時間を創りだす。

今回、トークランジに登場の髙田浩一氏は、2008年にシドニーで建築事務所「KOICHI TAKADA ARCHITECTS」を設立し、数々のユニークな建築物の設計を手がけ、現在ではLA、メキシコシティ、東京、ドーハ、ジャカルタなど、世界トップクラスの建築家として多くのプロジェクトを持つ。

香港、シンガポール、東京、ニューヨーク、ロンドン、そしてシドニー。幼少期から数々の都市での生活を経験し、そこからたどり着いた「自然」と「ナチュラル」という答え。形式や機能を追い求めるだけではない価値を、街の顔を造るという建築の魅力を、そして作品の細部に宿る生命感の秘密を、日系メディア初登場となる本インタビューで話しを伺った。

 

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The Waterfront Retreat is featured on CONTEMPORIST

contemporist

July 11, 2018

 

Koichi Takada Architects have designed a new house in Sydney, Australia, that sits on a steeply sloping waterfront lot, with sandstone walls and expansive water views.

 

The terraced, four level house progressively steps down towards the water, while a series of floating platforms are presented as a sequence of cantilevered concrete slabs that float above a recessed stacked-stone podium.

 

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WISH Magazine, the Australian Newspaper Features Koichi Takada in Jun. Issue

WISH Magazine, the Australian Newspaper

June issue, 2018

Story Milanda Rout; Portrait Nic Walker

 

You may not have heard of Koichi Takada but you will soon enough, because the Japanese-born Australian-based architect is about to start changing the skylines of Sydney, Brisbane, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Mexico City. Eight of his projects will be completed in the next 18 months and you won’t be able to miss them. One is a $525 million futuristic apartment/retail structure called Infinity, shaped like a giant loop; another is Arc, a 22-storey building with public rooftop gardens covered in striking curved white ribcages.… Read more

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Waterfront Retreat is Featured on ECO OUTDOOR

ECO OUTDOOR

24 May 2018

 

Drawing inspiration from nature, Koichi Takada Architects have designed a waterfront property that gives a nod to tropical resort living.

Blessed with 40 meters of uninterrupted beach frontage, the views of this Pittwater home were always going to be its main feature. It was up to architect Koichi Takada and builder Jake Wall of J Group Projects to create a home that would respect the nature of the site while meeting the brief of a place that was reminiscent of a luxurious tropical resort.

When the clients purchased the waterfront property they aspired to create a… Read more

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Koichi Takada Joins the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018

Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018

28 May 2018

 

UPCOMING: Our Principal Koichi Takada will join the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018 Conference on June 26, DURING 4:15pm- 5:00pm at Doltone House – Darling Island Wharf.

Koichi Takada will be part of the “How to Best Design Human-centric Buildings?” panel discussion with Fred Holt, Partner of 3XN Architects; Laurie Aznavoorian, Organisational Designer of BVN Architecture; Mark Giles, Senior Associate of PTW Architects; Mike Horne, Founder/Director of Turf Design and Philip Vivian-Director, Bates Smart.

Looking forward to an interesting brain storming session with local and international architects and industry experts. For more information about the conference, please visit… Read more

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Modernist Architecture And Australiana Collide

HABITUS LIVING
8 May 2018
Sophia Watson

 

This waterfront retreat designed by iconic Australian-Japanese architect Koichi Takada is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.

What is the ultimate Australian dream house? What does it look like and how does it function? What is its design driven by? Given that we are blessed with some of the world’s most stunning natural flora, surely it includes connection to the landscape. No matter your personal aesthetic, leanings and tastes, everyone benefits from living in and amongst nature.

This was particualry… Read more

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