Beyond its beautifying powers, Koichi Takada believes architecture has a responsibility to perform – with consciousness and ambitiously so. His recent Urban Forest and Sunflower House projects are an open invitation for architects to align with these goals, and exceed them too.
On the 4th episode of Dialling In With Habitus we speak to Koichi Takada, a Sydney-based globally-recognised architect, about the opportunities within architecture presented to us by way of the pandemic.
If what we saw at the Think Brick Awards in Melbourne last Thursday is anything to go by, brilliant things can – and do – happen when architects and building designers “think brick”.
Koichi Takada Architects is known for luxury high-rise apartments, rich materiality and expensive finishes. But we find there is much, much more substance to this story than just good looks.
Join us as we reflect on the residential projects covered in 2018 that display a genuine connection to the coastal site upon which they sit, using architecture and design to complement nature’s finest work – rather than compete with it.
Koichi Takada Architects has designed Calibre, a new apartment complex, with a focus on craft and nature to create a more human relationship between residents and their environment.