Having its office at Sydney, Koichi Dakada is a young and innovative architectural practice which is delivering prestigious projects within Australia and throughout the world since 2008.Through a close collaboration with client, latest design process and a pre-planned delivery system, Koichi Dakada ensures success of each project. The practice has won many awards in its professional journey till date.
Koichi dakada has recently designed a residential unit for Aria Property Group to be constructed at Brisbane, Australia. The focus of the design is to provide maximum natural light inside the building and to encourage cross-ventilation. The plantation will insulates it also to maintain a moderate temperature.
The building dubbed Urban forest will host about 20000 planets and 1000 trees, this quantity of plants is more than a nearly located park. Having total interior area 592,000 sqft (55000 sq m) the Urban forest will be a 30 storied building. Ground floor and roof will boost parks measuring 17,600 sq ft (1,642 sq m ). The residential unit will be raised up on tree trunk like large columns.
“Vertical planting in high-rise buildings is part of a new movement that sees architects bringing greenery, biodiversity, oxygen and mental health benefits back to high-density city living,” says the firm. “Urban Forest achieves 300 percent site cover with living greenery, featuring 1,000 plus trees and more than 20,000 plants selected from 259 native species. This is more than five times the number of trees found in nearby Musgrave Park.”
Other feature include grey water and rainwater collection for irrigation use, recycled and sustainably-sourced materials will be utilized in construction of this project. Additionally, the building gets power through roof mounted solar panels. The initial drawings of project have been submitted to local development authorities for approval of construction.