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Expanding Practice

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
Issue 148, January 2017
Penny Craswell

 

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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Our clients care about their clients

INDESIGN Magazine
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

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Beach homes ride wave of popularity

DOMAIN
23 July 2016
Sue Williams

Beach homes ride wave of popularity

The longing for that laidback lifestyle, together with a finite amount of land, has created huge demand for new apartments by the sea.

Nowhere in the Sydney property market has there been more gentrification than in its prime beach side areas.
“Everyone loves a view, as well as being able to live in a seaside location,” says Michael Fox, managing director of CostaFox which is developing the $43-million Bower, six luxury homes designed by Koichi Takada on the waterfront at Manly.
“We’ve had an… Read more

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New apartment price record set in Manly at $33,807 a square metre

FINANCIAL REVIEW
July 20 2016

Sydney real estate price records have tumbled again after a brand new apartment in Manly in Sydney’s northern beaches sold for $9.5 million.

The 281sq m three-bedroom apartment with sweeping Pacific Ocean views at developer CostaFox’s first project at Bower Street fetched a record $33,807 a square metre – the highest price paid for the suburb.
It was acquired by a private local buyer.
The previous Manly record was set in 2008 at $30,000 a square metre for the $12.2 million sale of an apartment at 133 North Steyne Road, Manly.

Although… Read more

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