Skye by Crown Group
Koichi Takada Architects
When designing the soaring cities of our future, how do we humanize high-rise living? Koichi Takada Architects have envisioned a new approach to high-rise living, instinctively interconnected with the natural environment, and grounded in human experience
In the age of the super-tower and dense hyper-Manhattan tower typographies, there is an urgency for sprouting vertical villages to feel human, to somehow still ground us to the earth despite their soaring, exhilarating and often farfetched statures. Such is the approach for Koichi Takada – and Skye by Crown Group is the first built specimen of Takada’s unprecedented and detail-driven, human-focused design for high-rise
Building upon the Crown Group’s sense of retreat and resort style living, Takada has designed a unique city sanctum, a part of a new city fabric – yet timeless and set apart from its rapid pace. Skye by Crown Group represents Koichi Takada’s boundary pushing approach, and the practice’s contribution to a more conscious, pivotal architectural language
Located in North Sydney, and gazing outward across Sydney’s spectacular east and west skyline, Skye by Crown Group is a considered vision of mixed-use vertical living, responding to the city context, while reimagining the urbanism of high rise as a rich collective experience, steeped in lifestyle, nature and community.
Sculptural and visionary, Skye by Crown Group has been informed by naturally occurring phenomena of light, Aurora Borealis. Its undulating façade follows the terrestrial aurora wave, and its gentle but striking fall to earth. A veil of bronze-hued cylindrical columns resemble great lengths of bamboo, and draw the eye skyward, channeling light up, and then back down to earth.