Upper House | Koichi Takada Architects

Upper House | Koichi Takada Architects | Photographer: Scott Burrows

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Upper House | Koichi Takada Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Yuggera and Turrbal people
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Sustainable Architecture
Builder
Minicon Construction (Aust) Pyt Ltd
Photographer
Scott Burrows Tom Ferguson Mark Nilon
Project summary

Upper House is a dynamic, residential high-rise that contributes to the Brisbane skyline in a way that captures the city’s spirit and showcases the distinctive beauty of Brisbane’s tropical landscape. It signals a new era in urban design, where connection to nature, quality design, resident wellbeing and environmental sustainability align.

Visually, ‘architectural roots’, inspired by the native Moreton Bay Fig tree, take us on a journey from Australia’s ancient past at its base – in the form of a five Storey indigenous artwork by Judy Watson – up to the future of vertical living, where wellbeing and nature are incorporated into high-rise living.

Upper House is an opportunity to encourage dialogue about the past and to reflect on the present. Koichi Takada Architects belief is that respect for people and planet should be the building blocks of our future.

One of the most sustainable things we can do is build high-rise residential developments in areas where people live, work and play.

We have found that the more amenities we provide within our buildings, the more our residents use them.

Upper House’s amenities enable residents to improve their health and wellbeing, dedicated offices and boardroom facilitate working from home and then residents can live & play through the pool, wine bars, cinema and private dining.

Aria’s mantra is to create projects that we will be proud to walk our family’s past in 20 years’ time and Upper House does just that.

Project Practice Team

Young Lee, Interior Designer

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