Nominated Architect – NSW Architect 6901, VIC Architect 16179, QLD Architect 5590
Koichi Takada belongs to a new generation of architects that strive to bring nature back into the urban environment — an approach he matured after living in cities: Tokyo, New York and London.
Koichi established his practice in 2008. He has brought a Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture, each project embodying his commitment to organic form and consideration for human experience. Through a series of award-winning designs, the growing practice is gaining an international reputation, with projects in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Doha and Mexico City.
Koichi’s emphasis is on a connection to nature, on humanising and naturalising the urban environment. He has invested himself in forms of architecture that speak to local landscapes, heritage and traditions. Koichi accepts and encourages a sensitive connection to nature and elicits an emotional response from users. Koichi Takada clearly sees a new beginning in a post-Covid time, when naturalising architecture will be the way forward, empowering the next generation that follows.