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Aqualuna bridges a boutique gap

DOMAIN
7-8 April 2017
Elicia Murray

 

Tourist favourite. Harbourside gem. Gateway to the north shore. Milsons Point is many things, but brand-spanking new apartment buildings are not usually on its CV.

That’s what makes Aqualuna such a rarity. The eight-storey luxury building from developer Zone Q with architecture and interiors by Koichi Takada is one of only a handful of multi-residential buildings to be built in the suburb over the past few years.

Colliers International residential project marketing director Selda MacDonald says there is shortage of premium, boutique apartments on the lower north shore.

“Aqualuna is an… Read more

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All the right unique curves

DAILY TELEGRAPH
22 April 2017

Sydney’s harbour front will soon have a new silhouette on the horizon, as the tightly-held suburb of Milsons Point continues to grow. The eight-storey Aqualuna, scheduled for completion next December, is Zone Q Investments’ latest development.
It will consist of 63 boutique apartments, with a total project value expected to reach $155 million.

The eight-storey complex will showcase a design by globally acclaimed Koichi Takada Architects.

Unlike other properties in the area, Aqualuna will feature a unique build, with curves on its external building facade designed to reflect the natural flow of its… Read more

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Aria Plans To Add More Rainforest To The Concrete Jungle

THE URBAN DEVELOPER
11 April 2017

Brisbane City Council have received plans from Aria Property Group that propose a mixed-use residential development at 77 Hope Street, South Brisbane with a unique rainforest-like exterior.

The plans for 77 Hope street include 216 generously sized apartments ranging from one, two and three bedrooms, all with private balconies that offer city views. There are residential amenities are located on the rooftop, including a 50 metre lap pool, gym, yoga room, change-room facilities, private dining room, theatre as well as external BBQ and seating areas for passive and active recreation.

On the ground… Read more

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It’s awards season!

Awards Season

24 Apr 2017

 

As the awards season kicks off, SKYE by Crown Group earned its second accolade on the awards circuit, being shortlisted in the first ever INDE.Awards.

With over 400 entries across nine categories, SKYE by Crown Group is one of eight finalists shortlisted in ‘The Building’ category. Winners will be announced at Indesign Media’s Awards presentation night on 30th June 2017.

UPCOMING AWARDS 2017:

SKYE by Crown Group
INDE.Awards  ‘The Building’
AIA Awards  ‘Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing’
UDIA Awards for Excellence ‘Mixed-Use / High Density Development’
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Penthouse sale in Sydney’s Waterloo sets record unit price

THE AUSTRALIAN
20 April 2017
Elizabeth Redman

The sale of a three-bedroom penthouse for nearly $3.6 million has broken records in Sydney’s inner-city Waterloo and Zetland, as dwelling values continue to soar across the city.

The top-floor apartment at Sydney-based developer Crown Group’s Infinity project sold for $3,598,650 this month, the highest priced apartment in the neighbourhood.

The purchase was the final sale for the $575m, 401-apartment development in the Green Square precinct, which raked in $380m in sales in one day when it launched in 2015.

Hundreds of hopeful buyers had lined up outside the Iwan Sunito-led private… Read more

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Penthouse yet to be built in Green Square sets $3.6 million neighbourhood record

DOMAIN
21 April 2017
Nicole Frost

 

A yet-to-be-built three-bedroom penthouse in what was once an undesirable industrial area has set a neighbourhood record after it sold for $3,598,650.
It topped the previous record in both Zetland and Waterloo by more than $1.4 million that was set last year by a penthouse at 8 Sam Sing Street, Waterloo that sold for $2.13 million.
The latest record-holder, which was the only unsold apartment left in the development, is one of four that will sit atop the 20-storey building designed by Koichi Takada Architects.

The development, which launched in 2015, saw 105 of the 326 apartments sell in the first hour. The building is due… Read more

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Sydney’s latest icon will feature the sleekest rooftop you’ve ever seen

HOME BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA
2 February 2017
Christina Beischl

 

Right in the heart of the CBD on Clarence Street, construction for Sydney’s newest icon, the Arc by Crown Group has begun.

Not only will the unique Arc development be conveniently located within walking distance to Barangaroo, Sydney’s new Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wynyard station and Darling Harbour, once completed in 2018, it will feature a range of dining outlets, cafes, retail, five-star hotel suites, a gym, Ice Cave swimming pool and an utterly extravagant rooftop.

The 25-storey development will house 200 high-end units including five penthouses, all with… Read more

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North Sydney gets its own world-class infinity-edged rooftop pool

AU ABROAD
20 January 2017
Erica Enriquez

 

A world-class 25m infinity-edged rooftop pool has opened this month in North Sydney, Australia, on the rooftop of Crown Group’s latest residential development, Skye by Crown Group. Construction of the building was completed in December.  The property group has secured more than $100-million worth of apartments in the first week of sales and all apartments now sold.

Residents of the $200m tower were the first to enjoy the pool, which, at 20 storeys above street level, also offers views of North Sydney and Sydney Harbour. Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the infinity rooftop pool was one of many standout features of Skye… Read more

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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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Infinity by Crown Group receives Honorable Mention in the inaugural American Architecture Prize

24 October 2016

Making its debut on the architecture award circuit, the American Architecture Prize (AAP) announced its top prizes this month in New York on World Architecture Day, 3 October 2016.

Created to advance the appreciation of the best in International Architecture for their creativity and innovation, the prize welcomed hundreds of entries across 41 categories in Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design.

Projects were awarded platinum, gold, silver and bronze prizes and Honourable Mentions. Amongst these was our very own Infinity by Crown Group, receiving an Honourable Mention in the Mixed-Use Architecture category. Thank you to the… Read more

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