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COLLECT Magazine captures Koichi Takada in conversation

COLLECT #19
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Koichi Takada

Japanese-born, and educated both in New York and in London where he worked under Rem Koolhaas, the Australian-based interior architect Koichi Takada takes nature as his inspiration, and to infinitely modern effect.

The word “luxury”, to Koichi Takada, means something far from the idea of artificial, over-stylised and polished but rather the opposite: let the rawness of nature come forth to engage the senses in a richer sort of beauty that is expressed through colour, texture and quality. The result is design environments that create a sense of retreat, similar to the effect… Read more

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Expressive minimal

HABITUS Magazine
Issue 31, April 2016

 

Expressive minimal

Sydney’s most prestigious residential developments are well under construction, their architect KOICHI TAKADA has experienced both living and designing with a minimalist approach. Size doesn’t limit us, he suggests, but instead encourages us to enliven the space.

It’s a minimal life

We are surrounded with the overwhelming amount of things today, which reflect our busy lifestyles. Many of these things are also the products of ‘fast’ living. More emphasis is given to the efficiency of mass production and consumerism, looking towards quantity as opposed to the uniqueness and quality of craftsmanship.… Read more

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EAST VILLAGE Urban Marketplace

bob International Magazine of Space Design
Issue 141, April 2016

 

EAST VILLAGE URBAN MARKETPLACE

East Village introduces a unique experience by creating an urban marketplace under a forest canopy. With a sustainable approach at the heart of the vision, Designers designed to let nature in – to express an organic beauty using raw colour, texture, honest materiality and engaging their senses. ‘Forests’ is a theme of East Village interior design that builds on the architectural concept of hybrid mix-use residential living in a park. It seels to draw the landscape of the park inside the built form to create… Read more

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INFINITY by Crown Group

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
Architectural Review Asia Pacific
Sky high, life in the clouds
ar144, April 2016

 

“With tall buildings, people have the ambition to go higher and higher, but going vertical brings with it a lot of issues. The tall scale might work in the context of the city, but for humans, it can just feel too tall. We want to humanise tall buildings, to celebrate the pedestrian level and consider how people experience it.” Koichi Takada

 

The distinctive loop shape of the Infinity by Crown Group building is a result of a considered approach from Koichi… Read more

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