Koichi Takada discusses the “renaissance of new architecture in Sydney” as mixed-use symbolises the city of tomorrow
Issue 65, June 2016
Mixed-use symbolises the city of tomorrow and architect KOICHI TAKADA’s designs presage a vertical village approach to CBD living that is already taking root in Sydney.
As I write, Westfield Corporation has announced it will build residential apartments above its new shopping malls in the US – a clear indication that mixed-use is where it’s at. As one architect said to me recently: “There is no more single-purpose spec office being done – it is all mixed-use.”
Mixed-use – the co-location of residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and more or less any amenity… Read more
COLLECT Magazine captures Koichi Takada in conversation
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
Issue 31, April 2016
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
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