Design Legacy: Koichi Takada
AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW
4 AUGUST 2017
With a clearly defined aesthetic and philosophical stance, Koichi Takada’s career has enjoyed a sharp trajectory.
Having studied and graduated from the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London, Takada’s particular talent has always been in good hands. Indeed, his thesis was under the guidance of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi, together with Rem Koolhaas.
Following graduation Takada returned to Tokyo, to work with the extraordinary Atsushi Kitagawara Architects (Kitagawara’s oeuvre includes the Hotel, Keith Haring Collection Art Museum and Fog Forest in Showa Emperor’s… Read more
Buyer pays $2.65 million for new two-bedroom Surry Hills unit
23 JUNE 2017
A Surry Hills two-bedroom unit has sold for a massive $2.65 million this morning at the off-the-plan launch of a new development called Calibre.
Buyers have been flocking into CBRE agent Ben Stewart’s launch in Cooper St Saturday morning and by 10am he had sold 13 of the 18 units available.
The purchase of the two-bedroom 90 sqm unit, which came with a 20 sqm north-facing balcony, was a woman who lived locally.
“But we’re even getting older owner-occupier buyers coming from places like Mosman,” Mr Stewart said.
Surry Hills is… Read more
North Sydney penthouse offers sky-high luxury
19 JUNE 2017
With 180-degree sky-high panoramas, this North Sydney penthouse is the epitome of luxury living.
Pretty dreamy…what a view!
Sprawled across two levels, the appropriately named Skye residence is on the 20th floor, and is one of only two of its kind in the complex.
Discover a state-of-the-art design by renowned architects Koichi Takada, and a premium build by The Crown Group.
Unique walls of glass wrap around the 168sq m, three-bedroom apartment, as open-plan settings showcase the breath taking harbour views beyond.
Upon entry, the property’s dramatic panoramas create an instant sense… Read more
Architecture – Innovation not Regulation
URBAN IDEAS – 21 LEADING ARCHITECTS
19 June 2017
The Urban Taskforce has many architects as associate members and we acknowledge their important role in creating great buildings. We also believe that too often the innovation and creativity that comes with architects is often curtailed by too much regulation, hence the heading for our latest Urban Ideas publication ARCHITECTURE – INNOVATION NOT REGULATION.
Click on the link to view the digital publication and the profiles of these 21 leading architects.
This was originally published in Urban Taskforce newsletter June 2017.… Read more