26 - 28 SEPT 2024 LEVEL B2, MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE
26 - 28 SEPT 2024 LEVEL B2, MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE

Marc Webb / Naoko Takenouchi

Marc Webb / Naoko Takenouchi

Co-Founders

Takenouchi Webb

 

PROFILE
Marc trained and qualified as an architect in Manchester and London at the Bartlett School of Architecture. After working in London and the U.S, Marc set up a design office in Jakarta and then worked for Kerry Hill Architects in Singapore, specialising in hotel design.

Naoko trained as an architect and interior designer in both Japan and England. Naoko went on to work for Shigeru Ban and Design Studio Spin, specialising in restaurant design on projects throughout Asia, and then as a senior interior designer in Singapore for SCDA Architects.

Marc and Naoko met in Singapore in 2004 and set up Takenouchi Webb together in 2006.

STUDIO
Established in 2006 and based in Singapore, Takenouchi Webb is a partnership between British architect Marc Webb and Japanese architect Naoko Takenouchi.

Takenouchi Webb is an integrated design firm that develops architecture and interior environments specialising in restaurant, retail, hotel, residential and bar projects.

The studio believes in a holistic approach to design, specifically for each project.

The design approach of Takenouchi Webb is a carefully considered combination of materials, detailing and precision, combined with practical problem solving unique to each project.

At Takenouchi Webb we understand that to create a successfully integrated project with a good balance of design and function takes time and passion, which is why we are always fully committed to each of the projects in our office no matter what the size.

 

AWARDS + PRESS
MAGAZINES
• Design Anthology
• Wallpaper*
• Monocle Magazine
• Time-Out
• Form
• Surface
• Cubes
• Singapore Tatler

BOOKS
• Inside: At Home With Great designers, Phaidon, 2022
• By Design, Phaidon, 2020
• Build-on, Gestalten, 2018
• Design Taste, Gestalten, 2017 • Night Fever, Frame, 2017

LECTURES + TEACHING
• Studio Leaders, National University of Singapore, 2021
• Temasek Polytechnic, 2016
• National Design Centre, Singapore, 2016 • Hong Kong Interior Design Association, 2015 • Maison & Objet Asia, 2015
• The Design Society, Singapore, 2014 • Kuala Lumpur Design Form, 2012
• Business of Design Week, Hong Kong, 2011 • Visiting Tutor and Lecturer, National University of Singapore, 2010
OFFICE AWARDS
• Best Female Designer, Design Anthology, 2019 • Winner, 40 under 40 Young Design Talents, Perspective Magazine 2013
• Nominated, President’s Design Award, Singapore, 2012

PROJECT AWARDS
Esora
• Michelin One Star Award, 2022
The Straits Clan
• INDE Awards, The Social Space, 2019
• Singapore Tater, Design Project of the Year, 2019
Whitegrass
• Wine & Dine Singapore, Best New Concept, 2016 • Michelin One Star Award, 2022
Katamama, Bali
• AHEAD Awards Asia, Best Hotel restaurant and bar, 2017
Tanjong Beach Club
• President’s Design Award, Nomination, 2012
• Time Out Singapore, Best Bar Nomination, 2011
• Condé Nast Traveller, Gold List, 2011
The White Rabbit
• Singapore Tatler, Best Restaurant, 2011
• Restaurant Association of Singapore, Best New Concept, 2010 • Business Times Gourmet Award, Top 5 European Restaurants, 2009 • Singapore Tatler, Best New Restaurant and Bar, 2009 • Singapore Experience Awards, Best Dining Experience, 2009
Loof
• International Restaurant and Bar Awards, Shortlisted, 2013 • IS Magazine, Best Rooftop Bar, 2011