100km Oxfam Walk
At Koichi Takada Architects we not only encourage our team to push boundaries in architecture but also encourage them to challenge themselves both physically and mentally outside the office as well. Over the past couple of months, we have sponsored a few of our team members and have been raising awareness for Oxfam and training for the Sydney Oxfam 100km Trailwalk 2018. Last week Friday, a couple of our bravest architects completed the 100km walk in 37hours and 47 minutes.
We conducted a short interview with Alan and Laura, to understand their motives and experiences behind this journey:
Why did… Read more
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
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
It’s Australia’s Largest Urban Renewal Project – the Infinity at Green Square
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
The Organic Architect – Koichi Takada
5th Issue July 2018
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
July 23, 2018
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。
To view this article online, please visit jams.tv.com… Read more
The Waterfront Retreat is featured on 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.
To view this article online, please visit contemporist.com… Read more
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
Waterfront Retreat is Featured on 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
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