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Practice

Our Place

We work as a team committed to learning, growing and bettering the world together. Our shared design culture is based on inclusivity, passion and a sense of constant inquiry that is at the heart of all we do. The studio is a place for us to constantly refine our positive and ethical value system that aims to penetrate the human mind and body through all the senses.

Working together

Our humanistic architecture is reflected in the way we work with humans. We take a holistic and collaborative approach to produce thriving communities that contribute to global connections. We transform the world’s skylines and cityscapes with a culture of creativity that believes in enriching the lives of its citizens as it aspires to achieving new architectural benchmarks. We focus on relationship building as much as designs, and provide localised support in tandem with the expertise and capabilities of an international firm.

Philosophy

We believe a greater empathy with nature will improve our inner-urban lives, so our architecture exists in harmony with the planet and the people who live and work on it. To us it’s simple – form follows nature. We look to the natural environment to inspire our kinetic architecture for contemporary living. Our organic architecture is infused with humanistic values. We’re working towards creating a better partnership between the global ecosystems of nature and civilisation.

Planet

Koichi Takada Architects is a design group that creates organically inspired places so the world can reconnect with a more natural, intuitive and conscious future. 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.

Improving Our Planet

Our curiosity inspires fearless innovation, always in service to improving our planet. Through this approach we turn sustainability from an abstract concept into a positive and restorative experience for the people and places we work with. We are global in reach but local insensibility, working in harmony with nature to improve the enjoyment of our urban lives and the world around us.

We Draw Inspiration from Nature

We create powerfully emotive architecture that is sensitive to our surroundings and reflects the human spirit through elegant and thoughtful designs. They are born of deep empathy and curiosity that is integral to all we do and pushes our practice forward every day.

‘Naturalising’ Architecture

Our designs aim to ‘naturalise’ architecture in the urban environment. 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.

Awards

2021

Project Award Category
Arc CTBUH Annual Awards Best Tall Building Australia Winner
Arc CTBUH Annual Awards Best Tall Building Australia Winner
Koichi Takada Architects Architizer A + Firm Awards Best Medium Firm Winner
Koichi Takada Architects Architizer A + Firm Awards Best Medium Firm Winner
Infinity AIA NSW Architecture Award Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Shortlist
Infinity AIA NSW Architecture Award Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Shortlist
Infinity CTBUH Annual Awards – Award of Excellence Best Tall Building under 100 meters Winner
Infinity CTBUH Annual Awards – Award of Excellence Best Tall Building under 100 meters Winner

2020

NMoQ Gift Shops Prix Versailles Awards Shops & Stores Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops Prix Versailles Awards Shops & Stores Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops Leading Culture Destinations Berlin Awards 2020 Shop Best Shop
NMoQ Gift Shops Leading Culture Destinations Berlin Awards 2020 Shop Best Shop
NMoQ Gift Shops Idea-Tops Award Commercial Space Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops Idea-Tops Award Commercial Space Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops Australian Interior Design Awards Retail Design Shortlisted
NMoQ Gift Shops Australian Interior Design Awards Retail Design Shortlisted
NMoQ Gift Shops FRAME Award Multi-Brand Store of the Year Longlisted
NMoQ Gift Shops FRAME Award Multi-Brand Store of the Year Longlisted
Arc CTBUH Annual Awards – Award of Excellence Best Tall Building under 100 meters Winner
Arc CTBUH Annual Awards – Award of Excellence Best Tall Building under 100 meters Winner
Arc HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards Apartment Complex Winner
Arc HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards Apartment Complex Winner

2019

NMoQ Gift Shops INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards Mixed Retail Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards Mixed Retail Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops WIN (World Interiors News) Awards Retail Gold Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops WIN (World Interiors News) Awards Retail Gold Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops Architecture Masterprize Interior Design / Retail Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops Architecture Masterprize Interior Design / Retail Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops DRIVEN x DESIGN Sydney Design Awards Interior Design – Retail Gold Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops DRIVEN x DESIGN Sydney Design Awards Interior Design – Retail Gold Winner
NMoQ Gift Shops DRIVEN x DESIGN NOW Awards Commercial Sliver
NMoQ Gift Shops DRIVEN x DESIGN NOW Awards Commercial Sliver
NMoQ Gift Shops 13th Annual International Design Award (IDA) Retails Silver Award
NMoQ Gift Shops 13th Annual International Design Award (IDA) Retails Silver Award
NMoQ Gift Shops INSIDE Awards Retail Shortlisted
NMoQ Gift Shops INSIDE Awards Retail Shortlisted
NMoQ Gift Shops Dezeen Awards Retail interior Longlisted
NMoQ Gift Shops Dezeen Awards Retail interior Longlisted
Arc Brick in Architecture Awards International Gold Winner
Arc Brick in Architecture Awards International Gold Winner
Arc Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards Mixed-Use Winner
Arc Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards Mixed-Use Winner
Arc Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards Construction-Best use of Bricks Winner
Arc Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards Construction-Best use of Bricks Winner
Arc Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards Construction-Best use of Steel Winner
Arc Master Builders Association Excellence in State Awards Construction-Best use of Steel Winner
Arc Architecture Masterprize Mixed-Use Winner
Arc Architecture Masterprize Mixed-Use Winner
Arc DRIVEN x DESIGN Sydney Design Awards Mixed-Use Gold Winner
Arc DRIVEN x DESIGN Sydney Design Awards Mixed-Use Gold Winner
Arc WAN (World Architecture News) Awards Mixed-Use Shortlisted
Arc WAN (World Architecture News) Awards Mixed-Use Shortlisted
Arc The Urban Developer Awards High-Density Residential Finalist
Arc The Urban Developer Awards High-Density Residential Finalist
Arc Think Brick Awards Horbury Hunt Commercial Award Winner
Arc Think Brick Awards Horbury Hunt Commercial Award Winner
Arc UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence High-Density Development Commendation
Arc UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence High-Density Development Commendation
Arc Dezeen Awards Housing project Longlisted
Arc Dezeen Awards Housing project Longlisted
Arc World Architecture Festival Mixed-Use Shortlisted
Arc World Architecture Festival Mixed-Use Shortlisted
Arc 7th Annual Architizer A+Awards Across all the categories Special Honoree
Arc 7th Annual Architizer A+Awards Across all the categories Special Honoree
Arc 7th Annual Architizer A+Awards Multi Unit Housing Popular Choice Winner
Arc 7th Annual Architizer A+Awards Multi Unit Housing Popular Choice Winner
Arc 7th Annual Architizer A+Awards Multi Unit Housing Jury Awards Winner
Arc 7th Annual Architizer A+Awards Multi Unit Housing Jury Awards Winner
Arc INDE.Awards Across all the categories Editors’ Gold Mark
Arc INDE.Awards Across all the categories Editors’ Gold Mark
Arc INDE.Awards Multi-Residential Building Honorable Mentioned
Arc INDE.Awards Multi-Residential Building Honorable Mentioned
Arc Asia Pacific Property Awards Multiple Residence Winner
Arc Asia Pacific Property Awards Multiple Residence Winner
Arc Australian Construction Awards (ACA) Architectural Design of The Year Shortlisted
Arc Australian Construction Awards (ACA) Architectural Design of The Year Shortlisted

2018

Arc 12th Annual International Design Award (IDA) Architecture Categories-New Residential Building Bronze Award
Arc 12th Annual International Design Award (IDA) Architecture Categories-New Residential Building Bronze Award
Arc Excellence in Brick and Block Awards Ornamental Brick Winner
Arc Excellence in Brick and Block Awards Ornamental Brick Winner
Waterfront Retreat Houses Awards Houses Shortlisted
Waterfront Retreat Houses Awards Houses Shortlisted
Waterfront Retreat Excellence in Housing Awards by Master Builder Association, NSW Houses Winner
Waterfront Retreat Excellence in Housing Awards by Master Builder Association, NSW Houses Winner
Waterfront Retreat AIA Awards – Residential Architecture – Houses Residential Shortlisted
Waterfront Retreat AIA Awards – Residential Architecture – Houses Residential Shortlisted
Skye HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards Apartment Complex over 10 storeys and Outdoor Projects Winner
Skye HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards Apartment Complex over 10 storeys and Outdoor Projects Winner
889 & 883 Collins Street Think Brick Australia Horbury Hunt Commercial Shortlisted
889 & 883 Collins Street Think Brick Australia Horbury Hunt Commercial Shortlisted
V by Crown Group Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW & ACT Awards for Excellence Mixed-use Winner
V by Crown Group Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW & ACT Awards for Excellence Mixed-use Winner

2017

Zushi Barangaroo Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Restaurant Shortlisted
Zushi Barangaroo Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Restaurant Shortlisted
Zushi Barangaroo Sydney Design Awards Restaurant Shortlisted
Zushi Barangaroo Sydney Design Awards Restaurant Shortlisted
Skye Sydney Design Awards Mixed-use Gold Winner
Skye Sydney Design Awards Mixed-use Gold Winner
Skye Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence Excellence in High-Density Development Mixed-use Shortlisted
Skye Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence Excellence in High-Density Development Mixed-use Shortlisted
Skye NSW Architecture Awards (AIA) Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Mixed-use Commendation
Skye NSW Architecture Awards (AIA) Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Mixed-use Commendation
Skye Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards Mixed-use Shortlisted
Skye Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards Mixed-use Shortlisted
Skye INDE.Awards The Building Mixed-use Shortlisted
Skye INDE.Awards The Building Mixed-use Shortlisted

2016

Infinity American Architecure Prize (AAP) Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture Mixed-use Honorable Mention
Infinity American Architecure Prize (AAP) Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture Mixed-use Honorable Mention
Infinity World Architecture News (WAN) Awards Residential Shortlisted
Infinity World Architecture News (WAN) Awards Residential Shortlisted
Pacific Bondi Beach Development Excellence Awards Development of the Year Interiors Winner
Pacific Bondi Beach Development Excellence Awards Development of the Year Interiors Winner
V by Crown Group Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016 – 2017 Five Star Award for Residential High Rise Architecture Interiors Winner
V by Crown Group Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016 – 2017 Five Star Award for Residential High Rise Architecture Interiors Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Asia Pacific Property Awards Development Marketing Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Asia Pacific Property Awards Development Marketing Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Asia Pacific Property Awards Mixed Use Development Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Asia Pacific Property Awards Mixed Use Development Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Asia Pacific Property Awards Mixed Use Interior Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Asia Pacific Property Awards Mixed Use Interior Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Best Mixed Use Development Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Best Mixed Use Development Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Best Shopping Centre Development Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Best Shopping Centre Development Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Best Sustainable Development Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Best Sustainable Development Shortlisted

2015

East Village Urban Marketplace Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Retail Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Retail Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace World Interior News (WIN) Awards Retail Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace World Interior News (WIN) Awards Retail Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace A’Design Award Interior Space Gold Award
East Village Urban Marketplace A’Design Award Interior Space Gold Award
East Village Urban Marketplace Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Retail Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Retail Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Eat Drink Design Retail Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Eat Drink Design Retail Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Best Retail and Commercial Development Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Best Retail and Commercial Development Winner
Infinity World Architecture News (WAN) Awards Residential Longlisted
Infinity World Architecture News (WAN) Awards Residential Longlisted
Infinity International Design Awards (IDA) Conceptual Architecture Mixed-use Longlisted
Infinity International Design Awards (IDA) Conceptual Architecture Mixed-use Longlisted
Arc Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Concept Design Marketing Retail Shortlisted
Arc Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Concept Design Marketing Retail Shortlisted

2014

Infinity Design Excellence Competition City of Sydney Residential Winner
Infinity Design Excellence Competition City of Sydney Residential Winner
Infinity Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Concept Design Residential Winner
Infinity Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Concept Design Residential Winner
One Central Park Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Residential Multi category Residential Highly Commended
One Central Park Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Residential Multi category Residential Highly Commended
Beach Residence Houses Awards (Australia) Apartment Interior Design Residential Shortlisted
Beach Residence Houses Awards (Australia) Apartment Interior Design Residential Shortlisted
Beach Residence Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Residential Shortlisted
Beach Residence Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Residential Shortlisted
East Village Urban Marketplace Sydney Design Awards Mixed-use Winner
East Village Urban Marketplace Sydney Design Awards Mixed-use Winner
Skye International Property Award Best Residential Development Australia Residential Winner
Skye International Property Award Best Residential Development Australia Residential Winner

2013

Arc Design Excellence Competition City of Sydney Residential Winner
Arc Design Excellence Competition City of Sydney Residential Winner
Skye Annual Australian Catalogue Association Miscellaneous Residential Highly Commended
Skye Annual Australian Catalogue Association Miscellaneous Residential Highly Commended
Ippudo Restaurant and Bar Design Awards (UK) International Restaurant Shortlisted
Ippudo Restaurant and Bar Design Awards (UK) International Restaurant Shortlisted
Ippudo Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Restaurant Shortlisted
Ippudo Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Restaurant Shortlisted
Tree World Interior News (WIN) Awards Restaurant Shortlisted
Tree World Interior News (WIN) Awards Restaurant Shortlisted

2011

Cave Restaurant and Bar Design Awards (UK) International Restaurant Winner
Cave Restaurant and Bar Design Awards (UK) International Restaurant Winner
Cave International Property Awards (UK) Best Leisure Interior Australia Restaurant Winner
Cave International Property Awards (UK) Best Leisure Interior Australia Restaurant Winner
Tree Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Hospitality – Restaurant Shortlisted
Tree Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Hospitality – Restaurant Shortlisted

2010

Cave Australian Interior Design Awards Restaurant Shortlisted
Cave Australian Interior Design Awards Restaurant Shortlisted
Ocean Room Australian Interior Design Awards Restaurant Shortlisted
Ocean Room Australian Interior Design Awards Restaurant Shortlisted