Beyond The Comfort Zone With Koichi Takada
4th Edition 2018
When it comes to the design of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, future cities, Tokyo born Koichi Takada has a strong opinion on what is worth fighting for.
There is a powerful duality in his approach. Whilst his motivation is fundamentally holistic in its intent, a penchant for pushing boundaries has seen him described as the “bad boy” of architecture.
He is a strong proponent for the democratization of common space through development, yet at the same time acutely commercial, designing developments such as Green Square’s titanic Infinity project that saw 4000 buyers register… Read more
The Waterfront Retreat Won 2018 Excellence in Housing Awards
2018 Excellence in Housing Awards
Koichi Takada Architects and J Group Projects have won ‘Housing – $6 million and over’ category at 2018 Excellence in Housing Awards for the housing project ‘The Waterfront Retreat’ in Newport.
The Waterfront Retreat is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden, and open-plan living.
Responding to the clients’ brief – a house offering sanctuary and entertainment, the Waterfront Retreat is designed to allow nature to lead, offering maximum seclusion and connection to its surrounds and outlook.
Judges of the Excellence Awards commented that “The site was challenged… Read more
Crown Group’s Mastery Creates a New Sydney Community
The Urban Developer
05 Sep 2018
Leading Australian property developer Crown Group has recently announced its latest development “Mastery by Crown Group”.
Mastery by Crown Group takes Sydney into new territory by combining the visions of three industry leaders: Crown Group chairman and chief executive Iwan Sunito, world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and award-winning Sydney architect Koichi Takada.
The five-building development is the first collaboration of its kind for the harbor city.
Kengo Kuma is the master behind the eye-catching focal point of the development – an innovative 19-story tower featuring a striking plant-filled, green exterior designed to emulate… Read more
The Waterfront Retreat is Featured on The Cover Story of DECOR Magazine Sept. Issue 2018
Brazil Magazine DECOR
Sept. issue 2018
We are so excited to announce the Waterfront Retreat designed by Koichi Takada Architects is featured on the cover story of Brazil magazine DECOR Sept. issue 2018.
MAR À VISTA
Luxuosa e sofisticada, residência localizada no litoral australiano abraça e destaca a natureza
Belíssimas praias servem como plano de fundo para prédios sofisticados e ícones da arquitetura moderna, como o Opera House, em Sydney. Confundida muitas vezes com a capital do país, a cidade mais populosa da Austrália tem como característica principal a cultura plural, e a vasta diversidade de belezas naturais.… Read more
Developer Lodges Application for 20-Storey Bondi Junction Tower
The Urban Developer
29 August, 2018
Sydney-based developer Coonara Developments has lodged plans with Waverley City Council for a $60 million mixed-use development in Bondi Junction.
The 2,070sq m site, located at 47-55 Grafton Street, is currently occupied by an eight-storey building which would be subject to demolition pending council approval.
The proposed 21-storey, designed by architecture firm Koichi Takada, will include a 6-storey podium to house double height retail tenancies and the residential lobby.
The residential building will consist of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartment types totalling 106 dwellings, as well as 116 car parking spaces and… Read more
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