Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


Philosophy

We Draw Inspiration from Nature

We learn from the process, formations, structures and natural life in the environment to inspire our design. Nature teaches us. There is more to architecture than the creation of beautiful forms, and it must involve all of our senses. The feeling of a soft breeze, the acoustics in a cave or the ambiance of natural light through a tree canopy – these are elements we cannot draw, but try to involve in the experience of architecture.

Invisible Architecture

Koichi Takada Architects aims to explore the boundaries of the perception of architecture. When does architecture best embody the qualities and virtues of nature? With a self-effacing hand, Koichi Takada has demonstrated through his past projects how architecture based on an understanding of ambiance and the elements can expose nature to itself. The elements become the shapers and the protagonists of the built form, not the architecture itself.

Architecture in Time

Koichi Takada Architects’ approach to architecture is also an embodiment of a shift in lifestyle. Based on an understanding of the life cycle of the spaces and the ever-changing use of space through time, Koichi Takada Architects’ architecture is designed to stand the test of time and to evolve with time. In the face of a changing industry, Koichi Takada Architects’ architecture highlights environmental initiatives and credentials that are becoming increasingly critical to the sustainability of the projects we undertake. Design for now. Design for later. Design with nature.

Humanising Architecture

With tall buildings, people have the ambition to go higher and higher, but as you go vertical, a lot of issues some with it-the tall scale works in the context of the city but for human scale, sometimes it can just feel too tall. We want to humanize tall buildings, to celebrate the pedestrian level and consider how people experience it.

Minimal Architecture

Koichi Takada Architects’ architecture showcases an intimate relationship between form and function. The design is purified to its essence and the architectural form speaks directly to the function of spaces in a programmatic sense. Simple lines and ambiance materials form the palette for the interiors. With environmental design at the forefront of each design, Koichi Takada Architects seeks to engage in a dialogue between architectural form and context, an unrelenting attempt to understand how simple natural processes can inform architectural form.

Game Changer

Linking the loop; a milestone for Infinity by Crown Group, under construction; 370 structural steel members, 63 tonnes raised 54 meters up in the air. Lifting the Game, Infinity is about to change the skyline of Sydney.