Designed to breathe.
Koichi Takada Architects is a leading architecture practice that believes in enriching communities through organic design. Nature is always where we draw inspiration from. Our approach to architecture is an organic one, seeking to reconnect people with the natural surroundings by bringing nature back into the urban environment.
Based in Sydney, Koichi Takada Architects celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018. Through a series of award-winning designs, the practice has established an international reputation and is creating inspiring and unique spaces across the Middle East, Asia, North and South America.
Design is being redefined by sustainability. We believe the integration of environmentally sustainable design (ESD) strategies within architecture is the key challenge in the 21st century.
We apply sustainability principles to a range of projects from residential to commercial and interiors. Our approach considers not only environmental sustainability but also the social and economic sustainability of our clients. Our tailored design solutions aim to create a better world within which to live, work and play.
CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION
Koichi Takada Architects achieved carbon neutral certification on the 26/06/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Koichi Takada Architects undertook the following process:
- Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2019. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
- Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and
- Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
HOW DOES KOICHI TAKADA ARCHITECTS OFFSET ITS EMISSIONS?
The China Wind Project provides a renewable, clean energy source for power generation. Wind projects partially displace electricity currently generated from grid connected conventional fossil fuel based thermal power plants, thereby reducing overall emissions. Furthermore, by reducing harmful pollutants in the atmosphere, the China Wind Project also provides public health and local environmental benefits. Such projects also provide economic benefits through increased investment in renewable energy and employment opportunities.