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National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops Is One of Dezeen’s Top 10 Shops of 2019


14 December 2019

by Natasha Levy

National Museum of Qatar gift shop, Qatar, by Koichi Takada

A staggering 40,000 pieces of wood were used to form the undulating surfaces of the National Museum of Qatar’s gift shop.

Designed in reference to the Dahl Al Misfir cavern, the shop’s soaring walls stagger downwards to form stalagmite-like columns with in-built display shelves. Light trickles in from the outdoors through skylights punctuated in the ceiling.

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Koichi Takada Architects’ Arc Won CTBUH 2020 Award of Excellence


5 December 2019

Edited by Branko Miletic

Koichi Takada Architects’ Sydney-based design ‘Arc by Crown Group’ has just won the ‘Award of Excellence ’ for the CTBUH 2020 Best Tall Building – under 100m category. 

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the Award of Excellence Winners for the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program in Chicago last night Sydney time. The winning projects represent the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies, and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world.

View the Award of Excellence Winners’ list, please visit tallinnovation.com

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Natural High

Belle Magazine

December 2019 – January 2020

Edited by Karen McCartney

Portrait by Alana Landsberry


The soaring imagination of this Sydney-based architect has seen him build a global reputation for his original, organic structures on a grand scale.

As I drive past the nearly completed Infinity apartment development by Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney’s Green Square, I notice how the scale and sweep of this aerodynamic structure in glass and metal set it distinctly apart, redefining the skyline. For one thing, it has an enormous void at its centre and the sinuous form is sculpted to bring daylight into… Read more

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Japanese heritage within an Australian environment: LANDMARK by Lexus

Indesign Live

06 November 2019

Anna Reid


Infusing Lexus’ Japanese values of warmth and hospitality with Australia’s rich native landscapes comes LANDMARK at Lexus 2019 by Koichi Takada Architects. This premier design project reimagines the hospitality and cuisine experience at the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival.

It’s no easy feat creating a sanctuary within an enclosure known for over-the-top excessiveness. But this year LANDMARK at Lexus has done just that, with a highly refined approach for its pavilion in its second year on millionaire’s row, in the Birdcage precinct. Building on last year’s thinking, the approach was to create a new conversation… Read more

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Unveiling Landmark by LEXUS – The Inaugural Premier Design Project

2019 Melbourne Cup LANDMARK by Lexus

31 October 2019

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Doha, Qatar What To Expect?


29 October 2019

by Cécilia Pelloux

Qatar and its capital Doha is an easy 6 hour direct flight from Paris with Qatar Airlines. The country-11 000 square kilometers and more than 2,6 million inhabitants-is located in the Persian gulf and shares its frontiers with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Qatar takes its prosperity from hydrocarbons and in particular gas-as it is the 4th global producer of natural gas after the USA, Russia and Iran. Doha where dust and sand meet the cyan of the Persian gulf seems improbable. For the last four decades, the city has been transformed by… Read more

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An oasis of calm in the Birdcage madness

Australian Financial Review

25 October 2019

by Dan F. Stapleton


The unofficial theme of this year’s Birdcage seems to be Bigger, Bolder and Brasher. Each of the 11 brands represented in the invitation-only enclosure – Seppelt Wines, Mumm and Schweppes among them – is attempting to up the ante in some way.

High-end jeweller Kennedy is decking out its front-row marquee with millions of dollars worth of rare timepieces and casually installing a jazz band. Network 10, which has been gifted a significant slice of the front row as part of its new partnership deal, is building a fully… Read more

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Why architecture can be a solution to climate change


23 October 2019

Jenny Brown


One of Australia’s most influential architects says his industry is at a critical point in the making of new buildings as they relate to climate change.

To the biggest annual gathering of the folk responsible for such a large portion of the public realm, the Sydney-based but globally-operative Koichi Takada will argue that because of the measurable impacts of climate change, the industry as a whole is at such a critical point “that we must now change our drive from one of commercialisation to mass greening”. 

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‘I Do Push’: Koichi Takada On Rules And Criticism

The Urban Developer

18 October 2019

Dinah Lewis Boucher


Koichi Takada talks to journalist Dinah Lewis Boucher ahead of his talk at URBANITY 2019

Keynote speaker: Koichi Takada
The Humanising of Architecture: Inside the nature-inspired mind of architectural prodigy Koichi Takada
Thursday 24 October
Howard Smith Wharves, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane


Architect Koichi Takada is five minutes late when The Urban Developer catches up with him, delayed by news he has just picked up a new project—a commercial development with an American IT giant he won’t yet disclose.

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National Museum of Qatar Gift Shops

Premier Retail Magazine

ISSUE 3.1 September 2019


Koichi Takada Architects’ scope for the national museum of Qatar in Doha has completed after eight years in the making. The grand opening on Wednesday 28th March 2019 revealed the much anticipated and captivating designs by Koichi Takada Architects, including its museum shop.… Read more

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