North Sydney gets its own world-class infinity-edged rooftop pool
20 January 2017
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
Issue 148, January 2017
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
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
Our clients care about their clients
Issue 66, August 2016
How is design responding to the rising complexity of ‘customer care’ environments?
The arrival of online shopping had retailers scared for a moment there. And so they should have been. Why would customers ever want to step foot in a shop again if they can get it quicker, cheaper and with minimum fuss from the comfort of their own home? But the internet can’t offer real world experience and retailers were quick to realise this; upping their game with fitouts that provided engaging customer-experience environments. The designer’s role in this exchange is continuously… Read more
Beach homes ride wave of popularity
23 July 2016
Beach homes ride wave of popularity
The longing for that laidback lifestyle, together with a finite amount of land, has created huge demand for new apartments by the sea.
Nowhere in the Sydney property market has there been more gentrification than in its prime beach side areas.
“Everyone loves a view, as well as being able to live in a seaside location,” says Michael Fox, managing director of CostaFox which is developing the $43-million Bower, six luxury homes designed by Koichi Takada on the waterfront at Manly.
“We’ve had an… Read more
New apartment price record set in Manly at $33,807 a square metre
July 20 2016
Sydney real estate price records have tumbled again after a brand new apartment in Manly in Sydney’s northern beaches sold for $9.5 million.
The 281sq m three-bedroom apartment with sweeping Pacific Ocean views at developer CostaFox’s first project at Bower Street fetched a record $33,807 a square metre – the highest price paid for the suburb.
It was acquired by a private local buyer.
The previous Manly record was set in 2008 at $30,000 a square metre for the $12.2 million sale of an apartment at 133 North Steyne Road, Manly.
Although… Read more
Koichi Takada and Mim Design’s new Sydney apartments sell for record price
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
July 21 2016
A new luxurious Sydney apartment has broken a sale price record and, according to the project’s interior designer, signals a change in the valuing of architectural detail in multi-residential projects.
The 281sqm three-bedroom apartment at Bower Street, Manly was designed by Koichi Takada with interiors by Mim Design and sold for $9.5 million, the highest price paid for the suburb.
At $33,807 per sqm, the apartment joins a growing stock of luxurious, high-end apartments breaking sale price records across Sydney. And according to Miriam Fanning, director of Mim Design, the… Read more
V by Crown Group Claims Major Award at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016-2017
THE URBAN DEVELOPER
July 8 2016
Crown Group Tower Claims Major Award
A Sydney-based property developer has been awarded an international property award for its resort-inspired residential building in Parramatta.
Crown Group’s much anticipated 590-apartment residential tower, V by Crown Group won the Five Star Award for Residential High Rise Architecture Australia at the 2016-2017 Asia Pacific Property Awards earlier this month.
Positioned in the heart of Parramatta, the stunning structure better known as Parramatta’s Vertical Village rises up on two V-shaped columns, each standing a striking three storeys tall; ensuring key elements of… Read more
Zetland In Focus: Five Projects Changing The Face Of South Sydney
THE URBAN DEVELOPER
June 20, 2016
The $13bn Green Square project is not only set to revitalise the industrial edge of Sydney’s inner south into a vibrant global village; it’s set to be one of the most significant urban transformation programs under construction in Australia.
In this weeks The Urban Developer, Infinity by Crown Group is placed amongst the top five residential developments set to propel demand for the highly anticipated Green Square region.
Infinity by Crown Group
This landmark development within the new Green Square Town Centre is coming soon.
With selections ranging from studio to three-bedrooms including… Read more
Koichi Takada discusses the “renaissance of new architecture in Sydney” as mixed-use symbolises the city of tomorrow
Issue 65, June 2016
Mixed-use symbolises the city of tomorrow and architect KOICHI TAKADA’s designs presage a vertical village approach to CBD living that is already taking root in Sydney.
As I write, Westfield Corporation has announced it will build residential apartments above its new shopping malls in the US – a clear indication that mixed-use is where it’s at. As one architect said to me recently: “There is no more single-purpose spec office being done – it is all mixed-use.”
Mixed-use – the co-location of residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and more or less any amenity… Read more