Waterfront Retreat is Featured on ECO OUTDOOR
24 May 2018
Drawing inspiration from nature, Koichi Takada Architects have designed a waterfront property that gives a nod to tropical resort living.
Blessed with 40 meters of uninterrupted beach frontage, the views of this Pittwater home were always going to be its main feature. It was up to architect Koichi Takada and builder Jake Wall of J Group Projects to create a home that would respect the nature of the site while meeting the brief of a place that was reminiscent of a luxurious tropical resort.
When the clients purchased the waterfront property they aspired to create a… Read more
Koichi Takada Joins the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018
Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018
28 May 2018
UPCOMING: Our Principal Koichi Takada will join the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018 Conference on June 26, DURING 4:15pm- 5:00pm at Doltone House – Darling Island Wharf.
Koichi Takada will be part of the “How to Best Design Human-centric Buildings?” panel discussion with Fred Holt, Partner of 3XN Architects; Laurie Aznavoorian, Organisational Designer of BVN Architecture; Mark Giles, Senior Associate of PTW Architects; Mike Horne, Founder/Director of Turf Design and Philip Vivian-Director, Bates Smart.
Looking forward to an interesting brain storming session with local and international architects and industry experts. For more information about the conference, please visit… Read more
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
Newport House is shortlisted in the 2018 Houses Awards
24 April 2018
Congratulations to the KTA Team for being shortlisted in the 2018 Houses Awards under the category New house over 200m2.
A retreat hidden under the tree canopy, Newport House is the definition of an Australian Dream House. At 1,600sqm, it is designed with cantilevered terraces that fall water-wards with the site. It has a private beachfront, exists in harmony with nature and offers a balanced lifestyle.
The jury was consisting of Kerry Clare (Clare Design, NSW), Albert Mo (Architects Eat, VIC), Jennie Officer (Officer Woods Architects, WA), Stuart Vokes (Vokes and Peters, QLD)… 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 wide range of… 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
Crown Group’s $250m Clarence Street Residential Tower Tops Out
THE URBAN DEVELOPER
11 March 2018
Iwan Sunito’s Crown Group has announced that its 25-storey, “Arc” residential tower has topped out in Sydney’s CBD.
The “Manhattan-style” building now rises 22-storeys and features 220 apartments – including 42 serviced apartments – and ground floor retail outlets activated by a through-site link for public amenity.
Lower levels include an eight-story cathedral-like atrium rising 20 metres above street level over a new public laneway between Kent and Clarence streets, joining historic Skittle Lane.
Koichi Takada Architects designed the building to feature heritage-inspired street level brick arches transitioning to… Read more
By Chris Pearson
To balance our her busy public profile, the Australian model and TV presenter wanted the house she shared with her husband, Jake, to provide a haven that is both hidden from the world and connected to nature.
With the water lapping on the beach below and birdsong in the eucalyptus and angophoras above, the Sydney retreat of model and TV presenter Jennifer Hawkins is a world away from the red carpet frenzy. Here the one-time Miss Universe swaps heels for sneakers and basks in her own made-to-measure universe of calm.… Read more
Apartment of the Week
18-19 AUGUST 2017
By Lissa Christopher
Reach for the Skye
Having access to the rooftop swimming pool of Crown’s Skye development would be reason enough to add this gem of a penthouse to your property portfolio.
It is a mesmerising strip of turquoise perched 21 storeys above North Sydney, with views that seem to stretch east about as far as Tierra del Fuego. In summer, you could easily idle in the water – forearms resting on the infinity edge, gazing out over the world – until you dissolved. Or at least… Read more