Koichi Takada seeks boutique architectural outcomes

Koichi Takada seeks boutique architectural outcomes
Koichi Takada seeks boutique architectural outcomes

Koichi Takada has sought to change the way we think about traditional buildings.

Bringing a fresh perspective and Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture, he hopes every building is a signature of his style.

Koichi Takada studied and graduated from the School of Architecture at the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London.

While practicing in Tokyo, Koichi worked on an invited competition of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 1997 and stayed in Sydney to perfect his craft.

He has also given back to the community that praises him, having taught at tertiary institutions, including the University of Technology Sydney and RMIT in Melbourne .

Takada opened the critically acclaimed 'Koichi Takada Architects' agency in Sydney back in 2008 and acts as the lead of the boutique firm, ensuring his vision always translates to each project they undertake.

The agency firmly believes in drawing inspiration from nature, a philosophy that is evident in the built elements of Takada designed buildings and complexes. 

The firm also explores the idea of architecture evolving over time, with emphasis on minimal aesthetics that are environmentally sustainable, working with nature rather than opposed to it.

The studio is divided into three divisions, all overseen and led by Koichi Takada.

The studio departments work independently from each other, designed to provide focus on the moving pieces of architectural design and a personalised response to individual projects.

Takada's designs have constantly won the praise of critics and peers alike. 

His work in the residential, cultural and retail worlds have garnered worldwide attention, winning key awards in Australia, Japan and the UK.

The experimental 'Cave' Restaurant based in Maroubra, Sydney for example was the recipient of the International Restaurant Award from Restaurant and Bar Design Awards in the UK for 2010/11, the winner of Best Leisure Interior from International Property Awards in 2011 and was shortlisted for Australian Interior Design Awards in 2010.

One of the latest prospects from Takada, Crown Green Square tower has been proposed for the Green Square town centre in Sydney.

Crown International Holdings Group has released images of their ambitious mixed-use, multi-residential complex.

Sales start this weekend.

Architecture Green Square

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