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The World Green Building Council revelation that building and construction are responsible for 39 per cent of all carbon emissions in the world has spurred many apartment architects and developers to look for ways of lessening their impact on the world. “That’s a lot of carbon but if we can fix that, then this is a massive opportunity for us to change the world,” says one of Australia’s leading architects, Koichi Takada.
From a multifunctional domestic space with tatami mats in which he grew up in Japan, to the mixed-use buildings designed and constructed in Australia and the United States. The professional path of Koichi Takada, architect, evolves from the roots in Japanese culture, to studies in London and New York and travels in Europe, then finding new energy in Sydney, chosen as his place of life and work, where he founded his ‘boutique architecture firm’ in 2008.