Sky Trees tower proposed for Los Angeles takes cues from redwoods and Marilyn Monroe
Australian firm Koichi Takada Architects has unveiled a slatted timber tower for Los Angeles, featuring a splayed bottom that draws on Marilyn Monroe’s “flying skirt” moment.
Koichi Takada Architects has proposed the mixed-use Sky Trees development for 1111 South Hill Street in Downtown LA. It comprises two towers – one planned to reach 70 storeys and the other about half as tall.
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70-Story Tower Inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Flying Skirt’ Planned for Downtown LA
14 February 2019
A new mixed-use tower by Sydney-based practice Koichi Takada Architects has been designed for downtown Los Angeles. With the potential to rise as high as 70 stories, the project was inspired by California’s redwood trees and Marilyn Monroe’s iconic wind-swept skirt. Dubbed Sky Trees, the project will include clustered towers clad in timber mullions that transformed into free-flowing wooden awnings at the base of the project.
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Crown Group unveils Marilyn Munroe inspired LA skyscraper
The Urban Developer
13 Feb 2019
Sydney-based developer Crown Group has unveiled designs for a 63-storey residential tower in downtown Los Angeles.
The 528 apartment building, located at 1111 South Hill Street, will comprise 52,000sq m of gross floor area as well as 500 square metre of retail.
If realised, the building, dubbed Sky Trees, would be one of the tallest buildings in Los Angeles, behind the 73-story Wilshire Grand Center and US Bank Tower.
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70-story tower inspired by California redwoods slated for Downtown Los Angeles
The Architects Newspaper
11 Feb 2019
A new mixed-use tower slated for a growing section of Downtown Los Angeles designed by Australian firm Koichi Takada Architects could rise as high as 70 stories, new renderings reveal.
New renderings for the so-called Sky Trees LA project showcase a grouping of thin, rounded towers of various heights capped by arched profiles and tree-lined rooftop terraces. Inspired by California’s redwood trees, the clustered towers will come wrapped in natural materials, including timber mullions.
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The most anticipated projects of 2019 from five continents
11 Feb 2019
Infinity by Crown Group
Anticipated projects of 2019: As we bid farewell to the turbulent 2018, we at Arch2O are focusing on the projects which will open this year.
6. Oceania: ‘landscape tower’ in Sydney
Koichi Takada architects designed ‘infinity,’ a 40,000 square meter mixed-use building between Bourke Street and Botany Road in the Australian city. It contains programs such as apartments, hotels, commercial shops, and meeting areas. According to the architect, the sculptural shape of infinity is intended to “democratize tall buildings.” It seeks to “bring the experience down… Read more
Koichi Takada Architects’ LA tower proposal inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s ‘flying skirt’
11 February 2019
Sydney practice Koichi Takada Architects has unveiled designs for a 63-storey tower in downtown Los Angeles that references California’s gigantic redwoods, the “oldest and tallest” trees in the world, as well as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe and her “flying skirt.”
Named Sky Trees, the tower is the fourth major project the practice has designed for Sydney property developer Crown Group and its first venture in the United States.
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Koichi Takada Architects Creates A Sculpted Form Made Of Hand-Brick Material For New Tower In Sydney
06 February 2019
Sydney and Doha-based architecture firm Koichi Takada Architects has completed a new mixed-use tower in the center of Sydney, the buildings are made of a sculpted form of a hand-made brick materials that expands historic buildings in the streetscape.
Called Arc, the project was designed for Crown Group, a reputation for building high quality luxury apartments in Australia. The project provides an iconic and innovative ‘archway’ to the western fringe of Sydney’s CBD.
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Australian-based architect Koichi Takada designs LA tower inspired by Californian Redwoods
Commercial Real Estate – Domain
06 February 2019
It was the unexpectedly dehumanising experience of living in dense neighbourhoods in what he’d so wanted to be an immersive and exciting New York that has led an Australian-based architect to designing a lofty residential high rise that he claims “will be the healthiest place you can live in downtown LA”.
Sky Trees, the fourth major project that the precociously original Koichi Takada has designed for the Crown Group, but his first US building, is to be 70 storeys high.
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Koichi Takada Architects Uses over 300,000 Bricks to Create ‘Arc’ Façade in Sydney
02 February 2019
Koichi Takada architects completes ‘arc’, the latest mixed-use residential tower in Sydney’s CBD. the project won the city of Sydney design excellence competition in 2013 and spans the width of a whole city block in the historic precinct in the center of the city. the building combines old and new, a handcrafted brick podium and an organic roof feature designed to add character to the area.
The 26-storey tower is a mix of accommodation, containing 135 apartments, 86 ‘skye suites’ boutique hotel rooms, 8 retail and f&b outlets. the design by the architect also includes a retail precinct below an 8-storey high public through… Read more
Koichi Takada & The Art of Balancing
Architecture & Design
January / March issue of INFOLINK
It may have been 20 years ago, but Koichi Takada remembers well the day judges awarded him first prize in an architectural competition – not because he won, but because the judges were arguing about his win.
“So I asked Kuma-san, (Kengo Kuma) he was one of the judges, what was happening, I was so confused, and he told me that some of the judges were arguing if I should have won, saying ‘We could not see any architecture in your scheme.”
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