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
Design Legacy: Koichi Takada
AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW
4 AUGUST 2017
With a clearly defined aesthetic and philosophical stance, Koichi Takada’s career has enjoyed a sharp trajectory.
Having studied and graduated from the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London, Takada’s particular talent has always been in good hands. Indeed, his thesis was under the guidance of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi, together with Rem Koolhaas.
Following graduation Takada returned to Tokyo, to work with the extraordinary Atsushi Kitagawara Architects (Kitagawara’s oeuvre includes the Hotel, Keith Haring Collection Art Museum and Fog Forest in Showa Emperor’s… Read more
Buyer pays $2.65 million for new two-bedroom Surry Hills unit
23 JUNE 2017
A Surry Hills two-bedroom unit has sold for a massive $2.65 million this morning at the off-the-plan launch of a new development called Calibre.
Buyers have been flocking into CBRE agent Ben Stewart’s launch in Cooper St Saturday morning and by 10am he had sold 13 of the 18 units available.
The purchase of the two-bedroom 90 sqm unit, which came with a 20 sqm north-facing balcony, was a woman who lived locally.
“But we’re even getting older owner-occupier buyers coming from places like Mosman,” Mr Stewart said.
Surry Hills is… Read more
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
Pacific Bondi Beach 2017 Mixed Use Development of the Year
2017 Innovations Excellence Awards
We are delighted to announce that PACIFIC Bondi Beach has been awarded “2017 mixed used development of the year”, by the Property Council of Australia.
To read more on this project, please click here.… Read more
2017 NSW Architecture Awards Shortlist
May 26 2017
The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the shortlist for the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards.
From a record field of more than 200 entries, 17 jurors carried out an extensive schedule of site visits and presentations across 12 categories, selecting 88 projects for this year’s shortlist.
Of these 88 projects, both Skye by Crown Group and Zushi Barangaroo were shortlisted!
Skye by Crown Group – Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Zushi Barangaroo – Interior Architecture
NSW chapter president Andrew Nimmo said this year’s shortlist “displays the important and varied contributions architects make to our… Read more
Aqualuna In The Zone With Sydney Debut
Nestled in Milsons Point is a luxury development which represented Zone Q Investment’s first foray into the Sydney residential property market.
‘Aqualuna’ is a nine story, 63 apartment building which offers a harbourside location that provides a serene and tranquil escape from city living, while still allowing residents easy access to nearby amenities. The harbour foreshore, Kirribilli markets, Luna Park, North Sydney Olympic Pool and Sails restaurant are all within walking distance.
Aqualuna features a communal residence terrace and specialist lighting by Electrolight that was installed with the intention of making Aqualuna feel like a ‘beacon’ in Milsons Point, setting… Read more