Architizer has announced the winners of the 1st Annual Architizer A+Firm Awards, which celebrates the firms that have responded in dynamic ways to evolving global challenges.
Koichi Takada Architects’ winning submission detailed Takada’s vision for the Sydney-based practice, stating the architect’s frustration with “the limitation of ‘fast’ buildings and their detachment to the natural world” when he began his practice in 2008 during the height of the Global Financial Crisis.
“I slowed down and retreated into the natural world to find more inspiration and a purpose for my practice. In nature, we find our ability to regenerate. Nature constantly adapts to the changing environment,” says Takada.
“Our designs aim to ‘naturalise’ architecture in the urban environment,” he says.
“We care deeply about our planet and strive to leave it in a better state than we found it. We believe that our sustainable future depends on our strong leadership.”
“We believe a greater connection to the natural world will improve our inner-urban lives, so our organic architecture exists in harmony with the earth and the people who live and work on it,” he adds.