Issue 31, April 2016
Sydney’s most prestigious residential developments are well under construction, their architect KOICHI TAKADA has experienced both living and designing with a minimalist approach. Size doesn’t limit us, he suggests, but instead encourages us to enliven the space.
It’s a minimal life
We are surrounded with the overwhelming amount of things today, which reflect our busy lifestyles. Many of these things are also the products of ‘fast’ living. More emphasis is given to the efficiency of mass production and consumerism, looking towards quantity as opposed to the uniqueness and quality of craftsmanship.… Read more
EAST VILLAGE Urban Marketplace
bob International Magazine of Space Design
Issue 141, April 2016
EAST VILLAGE URBAN MARKETPLACE
East Village introduces a unique experience by creating an urban marketplace under a forest canopy. With a sustainable approach at the heart of the vision, Designers designed to let nature in – to express an organic beauty using raw colour, texture, honest materiality and engaging their senses. ‘Forests’ is a theme of East Village interior design that builds on the architectural concept of hybrid mix-use residential living in a park. It seels to draw the landscape of the park inside the built form to create… Read more
INFINITY by Crown Group
Architectural Review Asia Pacific
Sky high, life in the clouds
ar144, April 2016
“With tall buildings, people have the ambition to go higher and higher, but going vertical brings with it a lot of issues. The tall scale might work in the context of the city, but for humans, it can just feel too tall. We want to humanise tall buildings, to celebrate the pedestrian level and consider how people experience it.” Koichi Takada
The distinctive loop shape of the Infinity by Crown Group building is a result of a considered approach from Koichi… Read more
Groundbreaking Held for 20-Story Infinity Building in Sydney
CTBUH Global News
18 March 2016
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the planned 20-story Infinity building – part of the transformation of Green Square from an industrial zone into a thriving residential hub.
The scheme is the latest project from Australian property developer Crown Group. Both the developer’s CEO, Iwan Sunito, and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 17.
Set to become one of Green Square’s most recognized structures, the building by Koichi Takada Architects will be distinguished by its unique looped shape and the large void… Read more
Infinity by Crown Group
30 March 2016
Infinity by Crown Group, the latest project from Australian property developer Crown Group, which saw more than $380 million worth of apartments sold in one day last year, has officially commenced construction after its ground-breaking ceremony on 17 March 2016. The ceremony was attended by CEO Iwan Sunito, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Koichi Takada and about 100 VIP guests and media.
The 20-storey landmark building designed by Koichi Takada Architects will be distinguished by its unique looped shape and a large void in its north-facing façade, allowing natural light to penetrate the… Read more
Sunset Drinks at PACIFIC Bondi Beach
PACIFIC Bondi Beach
30 March 2016
“Lighthouse 511” at PACIFIC Bondi Beach set the scene for sunset drinks on 18 March for an exclusive group of guests from the architecture, design and property industries.
The spectacular penthouse, which spans across two levels on the North-East corner of the Campbell Parade development, features interiors by Koichi Takada Architects that maximize and reflect the sweeping views over Bondi Beach. Currently for sale, it has been styled by SJB Interiors with furniture from Hub, and iconic photographer Mario Testino stayed there during his recent guest editorship for Vogue Australia.
The recently completed… Read more
Three Asia Pacific Awards for East Village
30 March 2016
When it comes to winning awards, there is no stopping for East Village! We are thrilled to announce that East Village has scooped another three awards, winning the Mixed-use Interior, Mixed-use Development, and Development Marketing categories of the Asia Pacific Property Awards.
Since its launch in 2014, East Village already has won seven awards and has been shortlisted for another six.
The official presentations of the Asia Pacific Property Awards will be hosted during the Asia Pacific Property Awards Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 7th and 8th April 2016. All category winners… Read more
A triumph of retail design at East Village
AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW
Inside Interior Design Magazine
February 10, 2016
“With the hero the tree structure, the Payce project successfully challenges the retail marketplace experience with a strong commitment to social and environmental sustainability,” said Sue Fenton of the East Village project by Payce with Koichi Takada Architects and Turner.
“We see where the interior design conceptual drivers have informed a diverse, authentic place – a welcome change from the lifeless box of the modern day mall. While the project is embedded underground, the clever use of filtered natural light and small vistas forms a connectivity to the… Read more
CITIES OF THE FUTURE: Lendlease’s guide to creating vibrant, connected and sustainable urban places in cities
Issue 91, Volume 10
Lendlease x Monocle
Cities of the future
LEADING CITY LIVING
There’s no secret ingredient for making city neighbourhoods tick, but applying the principles of shared space, discerning design and forward-thinking transport can turn a space into a true place.
01 City Lovers
Being a city dweller doesn’t mean getting lost in the masses. Cities draw individuals but as more people choose to live in them there is an opportunity to maintain a community mindset, share space as neighbours and embrace the vibrancy that urban living provides.
People… Read more
Five major multi-residential projects under construction
1 March 2016
With five of our major multi-residential projects now under construction, the next couple of years will see the reveal of some of our most exciting and sophisticated designs yet as they continue to take shape amongst the iconic skylines of Sydney and Melbourne.
By 2020, Koichi Takada Architects will have a total of 166,728 m2 complete, offering 1,928 beautifully designed apartments across some of Sydney and Melbourne’s most sought after residential addresses.
Skye by Crown Group
GFA: 37,553 m2
ARC by Crown Group
… Read more