Sydney’s latest icon will feature the sleekest rooftop you’ve ever seen
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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
North Sydney gets its own world-class infinity-edged rooftop pool
20 January 2017
A world-class 25m infinity-edged rooftop pool has opened this month in North Sydney, Australia, on the rooftop of Crown Group’s latest residential development, Skye by Crown Group. Construction of the building was completed in December. The property group has secured more than $100-million worth of apartments in the first week of sales and all apartments now sold.
Residents of the $200m tower were the first to enjoy the pool, which, at 20 storeys above street level, also offers views of North Sydney and Sydney Harbour. Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the infinity rooftop pool was one of many standout features of Skye… Read more
Issue 148, January 2017
Architecture studios all have to start somewhere, but what makes a practice grow to a medium or large sized business, and what infrastructure is required to make expansion successful? […]
Koichi Takada describes the question of whether to hire the staff first or wait for the projects as a bit like the chicken and egg. But, more important for his practice, Koichi Takada Architects is ensuring the studio’s culture is (KTA) reinforced. Communicating with and educating his team on the practice’s particular approach to design has been vital as the… Read more
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Issue 66, August 2016
How is design responding to the rising complexity of ‘customer care’ environments?
The arrival of online shopping had retailers scared for a moment there. And so they should have been. Why would customers ever want to step foot in a shop again if they can get it quicker, cheaper and with minimum fuss from the comfort of their own home? But the internet can’t offer real world experience and retailers were quick to realise this; upping their game with fitouts that provided engaging customer-experience environments. The designer’s role in this exchange is continuously… Read more