Koichi Takada is a member of a new generation of architects that aim to ‘naturalise’ architecture in the urban environment – an approach he developed after living in cities of high urbanization: Tokyo, New York and London.
Sydney based Koichi Takada Architects was established in 2008, celebrating its 10thanniversary this year. Through a series of award-winning designs, the growing practice is gaining an international reputation and is about to change the skylines of Sydney, Brisbane, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Recent projects include Crown Group’s Infinity in Green Square, a $525 million futuristic mixed-use development, shapes like a giant loop, nicknamed The Doughnut; another is Arc in Sydney CBD, the 22-storey building podium with a series of layered brick masonry arches and public rooftop gardens in striking curved white rib cages.
In collaboration with world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the practice has recently won a new landmark development in Waterloo. Koichi Takada Architects is also working on six interiors of the National Museum of Qatar currently under construction in Doha; the external architecture designed by the 2008 Pritzker Prize winner, French architect Jean Nouvel.
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