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Mastery Building B is Approved

The Daily Telegraph

10 December 2018

Ben James


A Japanese-inspired block which is the latest in Crown Group’s flagship Mastery development has been approved.

Work will soon start on the shopping and residential building in Waterloo after being signed off by the Central Sydney Local Planning Panel on Wednesday.

The six-storey block, which features a tiered facade packed with plants, trees and shrubs, will have shops on the lower levels, 54 luxury apartments, basement parking for 58 cars, private rooftop terraces and two communal roof gardens.

Crown Group is building its Mastery neighbourhood in Waterloo, bordered by O’Dea Ave… Read more

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Koichi Takada Architects Completes Arched Towers in Central Sydney

Architecture AU

29 November 2018


A pair of 25-storey towers with a distinctive arched roofscape designed by Koichi Takada Architects has been completed in the Sydney CBD.

The two slim towers, now dubbed Arc by Crown, together contain 221 apartments and rise from an eight-storey masonry podium inspired by heritage buildings in the area.

The towers straddle a refreshed laneway connecting Clarence and Kent Streets, that dates back to the 1980s and draws its name – Skittle Lane – from its past life as a bowling alley for sailors and soldiers. The façade comprises 59 fins across the two towers that travel up… Read more

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Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, SKYE by Crown Group won 2018 HIA-CSR Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Award

SKYE by Crown Group won the HIA NSW Apartment Complex over 10 storeys partnered by Miele.

Judges said, “This project was well designed with consideration in all apartments to make the most of the views, natural light and ventilation. The rooftop infinity pool, gym and communal areas provided an outdoor escape for inner city living. The Skydeck delivers both a beautiful and functional communal space with the infinity pool, lounge and outdoor areas providing resort style luxury which makes the most of the Sydney skyline. ”

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Crown Group Remain Confident in Weakening Sydney Market

The Urban Developer

21 November 2018


Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, Sydney-based developer Crown Group’s latest project “Mastery” in Sydney’s Waterloo has been launched over the weekend.

The developer said it remains confident for the demand of high-quality offerings within struggling market conditions.

Crown Group sold $40 million worth of apartments in the project’s first stage, with locals snapping up the majority of apartment offerings.

A total of 70 residences were offered for sale over the weekend, although the developer has not yet confirmed how many buyers have made purchases.

Crown Group said a global launch of Mastery will next… Read more

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Designed by KKAA and Koichi Takada Architects, Mastery by Crown Group Have Successfully Sold 215 Apartments on The First Day of Launch

7 News

19 November 2018


As Sydney’s property market continues its downward spiral today, a rare bright spark that bucked the recent trend, buyers lining up to snap up apartments off the plan for a major development at Waterloo $40 million dollars worth of property sold in a single morning. Lined up and ready to spend this is the very opposite of what Sydney’s apartment market is supposed to be doing.… Read more

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Happy 10 Years Anniversary Koichi Takada Architects

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Koichi Takada Architects. Thank you so much for all of you who supported and share this incredible journey with us.


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Koichi Takada Architects’ New Multi-Residential Buildings Create A More Human Relationship Between Residents And Environment

Habitus Living

8 November 2018

by Rebecca Gross


Koichi Takada Architects has designed Calibre, a new apartment complex, with a focus on craft and nature to create a more human relationship between residents and their environment.

The Arts and Crafts movement emerged in the nineteenth century as a reaction to industrialization, as theorists and designers placed value on craftsmanship and natural materials and looked to nature for inspiration. Calibre is a new multi-residential development designed by Koichi Takada Architects – and much like the Arts and Crafts movement, it responds to the mass-produced, standardized and impersonal architecture of many… Read more

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Koichi Takada And Kengo Kuma Naturalise Architecture In Sydney

Habitus Living

7 November 2018


According to Japanese-born, Sydney-based architect Koichi Takada “naturalizing architecture” is part of his role as an architect: “I feel the responsibility towards reversing the cycle of civilization and bringing nature back into architecture – we need to create breathing space.”

At ‘In Conversation’, an event run as part of the SCCI Architecture Hub in October, Koichi came together with internationally-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to discuss their approaches to naturalizing architecture. Exploring a series of their own projects, as well as the… Read more

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Refreshing The Sites, Calibre is One of The Sydney Apartment Buildings with Wow-factor


5 November 2018


Back in Surry Hills, Koichi Takada’s upcoming Calibre has also impressed Milligan. With an undulating glass and timber-screened façade, the eight-storey building will house 18 apartments.

“It’s a stunning building and a clear case of an architecturally led project with little to no compromise along the way,” he says.

“It holds the streetscape and it does what good architecture should: it makes you stop and admire.”


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The New Jewel in Sydney, Skye Suites Sydney designed by Koichi Takada Architects

Financial Review

22 October 2018


Skye Suites Sydney occupies nine floors of Arc, a striking new 25-storey highrise designed by the Tokyo-born Sydney architect Koichi Takada.

At street level, Arc presents as a handsome 19th-century warehouse, its red-brick columns holding up elegant arches. Twin towers above are topped with arched ribs that look from a distance like white armadillo shells.

A constantly shifting 12-metre light sculpture by the Melbourne-based studio Ramus Illumination floats above an airy arcade running through the development from Clarence to Kent streets and bisected by the cobblestoned Skittle Lane.

The Arc foyer is in… Read more

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