New Website Lifts-off
Koichi Takada Architects’ new website
23 November 2015
Koichi Takada Architects’ new website leaves the launch pad today. Apart from the fact you’ll find it fresh, engaging, straightforward to navigate and responsive on all devices – what you also need to know about its launch is the most visible evidence that KTA has entered an important new phase in its history. The new chapter is one not only characterised by the evolution of the brand but an unfolding of a larger mission: to take its particular expertise and architectural vision to the world (exciting things now happening across the globe,… Read more
Infinity and Beyond
Official Launch of Infinity by Crown Group
23 November 2015
How a new building design caught a city’s imagination
We’ll probably never know the full story of why there was such an unparalleled interest in Koichi Takada Architects’ latest project in Sydney’s Green Square – Infinity by Crown Group.
It’s telling that “engagement” was the central objective of the concept all along, says Koichi Takada — nevertheless Koichi admits to being “completely overwhelmed” by the extraordinary response to his firm’s design. “So many people called and texted me after its launch.”
“Infinity is the culmination of the past six… Read more
East Village Up for World Prize
East Village is Shortlisted in the World Interiors News Awards
23 November 2015
Sydney’s East Village project, designed by Koichi Takada Architects has been shortlisted in the World Interiors News Awards 2015.
The building in Zetland, three kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, was opened in late 2014 and its design was inspired by some of the world’s great marketplaces, like New York’s Chelsea Markets and Barcelona’s Boqueria.
The building has a fresh food market, 50 shops, restaurants and cafes, a health club and medical centre.
The winners of the World Interiors News Awards will be announce on the 2nd of December… Read more
Sydney Studio Doubles in Size
Koichi Takada Architects Office
23 November 2015
2015 has been a massive year for Koichi Takada Architects and this is no better evidenced than the recent expansion of the Sydney studio by 100 per cent. Already happily headquartered in a high-ceilinged, light-drenched ex-warehouse in inner Sydney the firm has grown from around 20 professionals to a figure nudging 50 this year. To make this possible KTA has been fortunate enough to be able to re-imagine its facilities by taking down a wall and swallowing the newly vacant office next door – just as the firm’s focus has burgeoned to… Read more
A $350 million success within 6 hours for the Grand Launch of Infinity by Grown Group
Much like the entire story that has followed the unveiling of Koichi Takada Architects highly anticipated design for Infinity by Crown Group, its Grand Launch this weekend saw an unprecedented amount of interest that far exceeded anyone’s expectations.
Attracting a crowd of over one hundred eager buyers queuing up by 7am to secure their dream home on Saturday morning, the launch saw 105 apartments of the 326 apartments released simultaneously across Sydney, Jakarta, Surabaya and Singapore sold in the first hour.
By 3pm, $350 million worth of apartments had been sold, this being a subsequent proportion of the overall sales… Read more
Grand Launch of Infinity by Crown Group sees 98 per cent of apartments sold, topping $350 Million by 3pm
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
More than $170 million worth of apartments were sold within two hours at the launch of a new Green Square development over the weekend.
By 3pm, the total value of apartments sold reached $350 million.
The $575 million Infinity by Crown Group development attracted hundreds of chased-up buyers that queued up outside the company’s Market Street headquarters from 7am to snap up off-the-plan homes.
National development director of Crown Group, Pierre Abrahamse, said the response has been overwhelming.
“We released our first 185 units and we had to release the second stage well in advanced due… Read more
City life on the water
THE NOW Magazine
Last edition we spoke to renowned architect, Koichi Takada, on the design aesthetics of 889 Collins St. As Takada moved onto the neighbouring 883 Collins St, we went back to take a closer look at the heart of the building, and find out why Takada believes apartment living to be the way of the future.
Melbourne’s past has been shaped by urban sprawl – the iconic idea that everyone should have enough space for a Hills Hoist, barbeque, swimming pool (for some) and a car or three. But lately, Melbourne has opened its eyes… Read more
Koichi Takada Architects Awarded GOLD For East Village Retail Precinct
A’DESIGN AWARDS 2015
Koichi Takada Architects have been awarded Gold in the 2015 A’Design Award Competition. The international competition aims to highlight excellence in best design, design concept and oriented products in all creative disciplines and industries. The award focuses on innovation, technology, design and creativity.
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Qantas Magazine – Koichi Takada Talks About Interior Design
Koichi Takada’s architectural approach to interior design has been featured in Qantas Magazine. “Interior design should not be defined as an interior decoration exercise, but ideally connected to architecture, landscape and an even wider context”.
Koichi Takada was born in Hong Kong to Japanese parents, and lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, New York and London, before settling in Sydney. Takada, 43, made his mark with an early commission designing interior of Cave Restaurant in Sydney’s Maroubra in 2010. Using timber in creative ways is one of his… Read more
Futuristic flats take a HOLE-ISTIC approach
TITLE MAGAZINE – Futuristic flats take a HOLE-ISTIC approach – Crown Green Square
Featured on the cover of this month’s Title Magazine, our ‘hole-istic’ approach to the design of Green Square crowns it as “one of the most striking and deliciously hip apartment building designs the world has ever seen – and it’s coming soon to Australia”.
From a sci-fi çave’ to blocks with karaoke rooms, developers are going all out to get your attention, writes Michael Murillo.
It’s one of the most striking and deliciously hip apartment building designs the world has… Read more