Takada set up his practice in Sydney’s Surry Hills more than 10 years ago. His take on architecture’s frontier?
“I went to the school in London where I met the likes of Zaha Hadid and Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
“They taught me how to think big.”
“I think we as architects, if we are to address something on a global scale, we need to think even bigger in terms of dealing with this challenge, of making design potentially much more sustainable and environmentally considered.”
He refers to the car industry in its transition to go electric, when he says architecture is also in the midst of its own transitional period.
“There’s been a lot of debate about what type of materials, or type of processes in construction to use to ease our carbon footprint.
“So this is a whole rethink, across the industry, of how we operate. A rethink of, not just the outcome, but the process and being more educated and responsible to start with.
“The fundamental value, for me, and for us, is to respect nature.”