Koichi Takada has brought Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture. He melds the traditions of his homeland with today’s stunning flowing forms – an approach he developed in New York, London and Tokyo. Koichi studied and graduated from the School of Architecture at the City University of New York and the Architectural Association in London. He completed his thesis under Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi with Rem Koolhaas as a visiting critic.
While practicing at Atushi Kitagawara Architects in Tokyo, Koichi was invited to be part of a competition for the Museum of Contemporary Art, in 1997 and stayed in Sydney thereafter. He also trained under architects John Denton and Richard Francis-Jones; known today as one of Australia’s best architects. Koichi was also the Associate Director at PTW and worked on award-winning luxury apartments in Sydney, as well as projects in Japan, China, and the Middle-East.
Koichi Takada has won international competitions in Australian and Japan, as well as several key architectural and interior design awards. The firm’s projects are well recognized and have been extensively featured in Australian and international design magazines. He established his own practice; Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney in 2008 and the practice is now growing with competition-winning architectural projects globally and in Australia.