Modernist Architecture And Australiana Collide
8 May 2018
This waterfront retreat designed by iconic Australian-Japanese architect Koichi Takada is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.
What is the ultimate Australian dream house? What does it look like and how does it function? What is its design driven by? Given that we are blessed with some of the world’s most stunning natural flora, surely it includes connection to the landscape. No matter your personal aesthetic, leanings and tastes, everyone benefits from living in and amongst nature.
This was particualry… Read more
Kengo Kuma, Koichi Takada to design ‘vertical urban forest’ for Sydney’s Waterloo
4 April 2018
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Sydney-based Koichi Takada Architects’ verdant, terraced design has won a competition for a 19-storey residential tower in Sydney’s Waterloo.
The building will be the tallest of five buildings on a site at 48 O’Dea Avenue, which will collectively be known as W48.
Kuma said, “Our intention is to give a warm and a natural atmosphere to the community with unique design strategies.
“The upper volume of the tower [will] seamlessly transform into the lower part of the stepped terraces in order to create… Read more
Crown Group Continues Sydney Development Roll Out with Waterloo Application
THE URBAN DEVELOPER
27 March 2018
Developer Crown Group are expanding on their multi-billion dollar development pipeline with the submission of a new mixed-use building within Sydney’s $13 billion Green Square renewal.
Crown Group’s submission to The City of Sydney follows recent news of their $250 million Clarence Street tower topping out, which is set for completion in mid-2018.
Crown’s proposed development — which has an expected cost of $41.3 million — is an eight-storey building at 44-48 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo and features 95 residential apartments. The residential mix has been designed to cater for a… Read more
Ahead of the curve
31 March 2018
Within four hours of the doors to the display suite opening at the launch of Arc by Crown Group in late 2014, $100 million worth of apartments in the inner-city tower had been sold. By the end of the day, that had topped $170 million. Later stages were also enthusiastically received.
A collection of apartments in the 25-storey Koichi Takada-designed residential building a few blocks south of Wynyard station launched in February. Arc by Crown Group’s Signature Collection comprises 12 residences initially earmarked as serviced apartments. Some of the one-bed… Read more