Takt (Deutsch) definition:
From tactus – sense of touch;
Music – time, meter, measure.

Takt | Studio for Architecture was formed to create meaningful buildings. Buildings that enhance lives. Buildings that age gracefully. Buildings that explore the possibilities of site, light, sustainability, material, finance and desire.

Takt provides a complete package of architectural services tailored to the requirements of each project. The practice is based in the Illawarra near Wollongong, working across New South Wales, from the South Coast to the Southern Highlands to Sydney.

Holistic project management ensures continuity from concept to completion. Takt’s studio driven creative process draws the most from brief and budget with innovative spatial and material solutions.

Takt was founded by Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel and has developed into a collaboration between passionate individuals to a team of 5.

Brent Dunn completed a Bachelor of Design Studies (Uni of Qld) in 1994, and a Bachelor of Architecture (Uni of Tas) in 1997. He was registered as an Architect in NSW in 2005. He has worked on a wide range of design projects, including furniture, crafted residential and medium-scale public projects, competitions, and larger commercial projects. Brent brings a combination of design, IT and business skills (GAICD) to the practice. He is currently on the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country Division Committee.

Brent has taught in universities, contributed to conferences, lived in more houses than he is years old, and loves being in the ocean.

Katharina Hendel completed her architecture studies as Dipl.Ing.Arch at the HTWK Leipzig, Germany in 2003. She worked in Germany freelance on a variety of projects including residential, hospitality and numerous design competitions. She has taught and tutored at Universities abroad and in Australia. Following her studies, focusing on urban design, Katharina has a particular interest in the relationship of the finer details of buildings to the urban/landscape scale of a project.

Katharina lived in Leipzig, Germany for 20 years before catching the travel bug that has taken her around the world. Her last 10 years have been spent in architectural practice in Australia. Her other creative endeavours are photography and the dream of her own pottery studio.