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
In conversation with… Koichi Takada
14 June 2017
The architect of the Infinity building at Sydney’s controversial Green Square development, Koichi Takada is fascinated by forms found in nature.
Koichi, when I last visited your studio three years ago, you were six or seven people. Today your studio is forty-strong, even more. How has this rapid growth affected you?
We kept winning design competitions and so I had to grow the practice in order to deliver to the standard we strive to attain. We’d been doing a lot of interior architecture and becoming quite well known for it, but… Read more
9-10 June 2017
The one-time heart of Sydney’s rag trade is back in fashion – this time as a desirable address for luxury apartments. Calibre from developer Icon Oceania is the latest high-end project in Surry Hills, hot on the heels of The Surry and Golf House. Architect Koichi Takada says the interiors of the 18-apartment project draw inspiration from the creative industries, past and present, which have called this part of Sydney home.
“From the clothing industry of yesteryear to the craftsmen and artists that live and work here today, Surry Hills… Read more