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The most anticipated projects of 2019 from five continents

11 Feb 2019

Infinity by Crown Group


Anticipated projects of 2019: As we bid farewell to the turbulent 2018, we at Arch2O are focusing on the projects which will open this year.

6. Oceania: ‘landscape tower’ in Sydney

Koichi Takada architects designed ‘infinity,’ a 40,000 square meter mixed-use building between Bourke Street and Botany Road in the Australian city. It contains programs such as apartments, hotels, commercial shops, and meeting areas. According to the architect, the sculptural shape of infinity is intended to “democratize tall buildings.” It seeks to “bring the experience down… Read more

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Koichi Takada Architects’ LA tower proposal inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s ‘flying skirt’

Architecture AU

11 February 2019

Josh Harris

Sydney practice Koichi Takada Architects has unveiled designs for a 63-storey tower in downtown Los Angeles that references California’s gigantic redwoods, the “oldest and tallest” trees in the world, as well as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe and her “flying skirt.”

Named Sky Trees, the tower is the fourth major project the practice has designed for Sydney property developer Crown Group and its first venture in the United States.

Please visit Architecture AU for the full article… Read more

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Koichi Takada Architects Creates A Sculpted Form Made Of Hand-Brick Material For New Tower In Sydney

World Architecture

06 February 2019

Sydney and Doha-based architecture firm Koichi Takada Architects has completed a new mixed-use tower in the center of Sydney, the buildings are made of a sculpted form of a hand-made brick materials that expands historic buildings in the streetscape.

Called Arc, the project was designed for Crown Group, a reputation for building high quality luxury apartments in Australia. The project provides an iconic and innovative ‘archway’ to the western fringe of Sydney’s CBD.

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Australian-based architect Koichi Takada designs LA tower inspired by Californian Redwoods

Commercial Real Estate – Domain

06 February 2019

Jenny Brown


It was the unexpectedly dehumanising experience of living in dense neighbourhoods in what he’d so wanted to be an immersive and exciting New York that has led an Australian-based architect to designing a lofty residential high rise that he claims “will be the healthiest place you can live in downtown LA”.

Sky Trees, the fourth major project that the precociously original Koichi Takada has designed for the Crown Group, but his first US building, is to be 70 storeys high.

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Koichi Takada Architects Uses over 300,000 Bricks to Create ‘Arc’ Façade in Sydney


02 February 2019


Koichi Takada architects completes ‘arc’, the latest mixed-use residential tower in Sydney’s CBD. the project won the city of Sydney design excellence competition in 2013 and spans the width of a whole city block in the historic precinct in the center of the city. the building combines old and new, a handcrafted brick podium and an organic roof feature designed to add character to the area.

The 26-storey tower is a mix of accommodation, containing 135 apartments, 86 ‘skye suites’ boutique hotel rooms, 8 retail and f&b outlets. the design by the architect also includes a retail precinct below an 8-storey high public through… Read more

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Koichi Takada & The Art of Balancing

Architecture & Design

January / March issue of INFOLINK

Prue Miller


It may have been 20 years ago, but Koichi Takada remembers well the day judges awarded him first prize in an architectural competition – not because he won, but because the judges were arguing about his win.

“So I asked Kuma-san, (Kengo Kuma) he was one of the judges, what was happening, I was so confused, and he told me that some of the judges were arguing if I should have won, saying ‘We could not see any architecture in your scheme.”

Today the quietly spoken, internationally acclaimed… Read more

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Arched Wonder

Belle Magazine

Feb/March Issue 2019


Arc by Crown Group is a new 25-storey residential and serviced apartment centrepiece in the CBD by Koichi Takada Architects.

Inspired by surrounding heritage facades, Arc’s complex array of masonry arches in intricated brickwork brings the character and longevity of the handcrafted.… Read more

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Norfolk offers vista of Burleigh beachfront


08 January 2019

Aleisha Dawson


A 10-STOREY luxury unit tower opposite an iconic surf break is set to hit the market.

Synergy Property Partners is behind Norfolk at Burleigh Heads — it is inspired by the surrounding parkland, beachfront and headland of the popular beachfront suburb.

Agent Jamie-Lee Edwards, of JLE Projects, has opened a pre-registration campaign to meet interest in the new high-end lifestyle residences.

Pricing has not yet been revealed.

“The team at Koichi Takada Architects drew inspiration from the immediate natural landscape of heritage-listed Norfolk pine trees to design a statement residential building that redefines… Read more

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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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