15 May 2017
Designer Profile: Koichi Takada
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 Keyforest, Nakamura… Read more
Buyers spend about $84 million at Aqualuna launch weekend
12 May 2017
In a matter of hours, eager buyers have snapped up over half the apartments available at the new Milsons Point development, Aqualuna.
Buyers exchanged contracts worth around $84 million, with 35 out of the 63 apartments sold over two days at the launch.
Colliers International Director of Residential Project Marketing, Selda MacDonald said the strong buyer interest reflects the high buyer demand for Milsons Point luxury property.
“There is a shortage of premium, boutique apartments in the market,” Ms MacDonald said.
“Buyers have been attracted to Aqualuna because it is so… Read more
New Koichi Takada Brisbane tower features facade-length waterfall
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
18 April 2017
Brisbane-based Aria Property Group has unveiled the winning design of their proposed residential tower project in South Brisbane. Koichi Takada’s waterfall inspired design was the winner of the competition that saw four architectural firms (Koichi Takada, Elenberg Fraser, Rothelowman and Woods Marsh) vying for the opportunity to design the tower project.
Aria has submitted a new development application for the striking 33-storey residential tower located at 77 Hope Street, South Brisbane.
The winning design by Koichi Takada Architects fosters all elements of Brisbane City Council’s ‘Buildings that Breathe’ guidelines. Featuring a… Read more
Aqualuna bridges a boutique gap
7-8 April 2017
Tourist favourite. Harbourside gem. Gateway to the north shore. Milsons Point is many things, but brand-spanking new apartment buildings are not usually on its CV.
That’s what makes Aqualuna such a rarity. The eight-storey luxury building from developer Zone Q with architecture and interiors by Koichi Takada is one of only a handful of multi-residential buildings to be built in the suburb over the past few years.
Colliers International residential project marketing director Selda MacDonald says there is shortage of premium, boutique apartments on the lower north shore.
“Aqualuna is an… Read more
All the right unique curves
22 April 2017
Sydney’s harbour front will soon have a new silhouette on the horizon, as the tightly-held suburb of Milsons Point continues to grow. The eight-storey Aqualuna, scheduled for completion next December, is Zone Q Investments’ latest development.
It will consist of 63 boutique apartments, with a total project value expected to reach $155 million.
The eight-storey complex will showcase a design by globally acclaimed Koichi Takada Architects.
Unlike other properties in the area, Aqualuna will feature a unique build, with curves on its external building facade designed to reflect the natural flow of its… Read more
Aria Plans To Add More Rainforest To The Concrete Jungle
THE URBAN DEVELOPER
11 April 2017
Brisbane City Council have received plans from Aria Property Group that propose a mixed-use residential development at 77 Hope Street, South Brisbane with a unique rainforest-like exterior.
The plans for 77 Hope street include 216 generously sized apartments ranging from one, two and three bedrooms, all with private balconies that offer city views. There are residential amenities are located on the rooftop, including a 50 metre lap pool, gym, yoga room, change-room facilities, private dining room, theatre as well as external BBQ and seating areas for passive and active recreation.
On the ground… Read more
It’s awards season!
24 Apr 2017
As the awards season kicks off, SKYE by Crown Group earned its second accolade on the awards circuit, being shortlisted in the first ever INDE.Awards.
With over 400 entries across nine categories, SKYE by Crown Group is one of eight finalists shortlisted in ‘The Building’ category. Winners will be announced at Indesign Media’s Awards presentation night on 30th June 2017.
UPCOMING AWARDS 2017:
SKYE by Crown Group
INDE.Awards ‘The Building’
AIA Awards ‘Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing’
UDIA Awards for Excellence ‘Mixed-Use / High Density Development’
Urban Taskforce Development… Read more
Penthouse sale in Sydney’s Waterloo sets record unit price
20 April 2017
The sale of a three-bedroom penthouse for nearly $3.6 million has broken records in Sydney’s inner-city Waterloo and Zetland, as dwelling values continue to soar across the city.
The top-floor apartment at Sydney-based developer Crown Group’s Infinity project sold for $3,598,650 this month, the highest priced apartment in the neighbourhood.
The purchase was the final sale for the $575m, 401-apartment development in the Green Square precinct, which raked in $380m in sales in one day when it launched in 2015.
Hundreds of hopeful buyers had lined up outside the Iwan Sunito-led private… Read more
Penthouse yet to be built in Green Square sets $3.6 million neighbourhood record
21 April 2017
A yet-to-be-built three-bedroom penthouse in what was once an undesirable industrial area has set a neighbourhood record after it sold for $3,598,650.
It topped the previous record in both Zetland and Waterloo by more than $1.4 million that was set last year by a penthouse at 8 Sam Sing Street, Waterloo that sold for $2.13 million.
The latest record-holder, which was the only unsold apartment left in the development, is one of four that will sit atop the 20-storey building designed by Koichi Takada Architects.
The development, which launched in 2015, saw 105 of the 326 apartments sell in the first hour. The building is due… Read more
Sydney’s latest icon will feature the sleekest rooftop you’ve ever seen
HOME BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA
2 February 2017
Right in the heart of the CBD on Clarence Street, construction for Sydney’s newest icon, the Arc by Crown Group has begun.
Not only will the unique Arc development be conveniently located within walking distance to Barangaroo, Sydney’s new Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wynyard station and Darling Harbour, once completed in 2018, it will feature a range of dining outlets, cafes, retail, five-star hotel suites, a gym, Ice Cave swimming pool and an utterly extravagant rooftop.
The 25-storey development will house 200 high-end units including five penthouses, all with… Read more