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Grab a new lease on life

Get a new lease on life!

09 February, 2021 | UKO

What if I said you could lease the life you always imagined for yourself, that it’s not a fantasy and if you wanted, you could start living it today!


2021 has kicked off (Happy New Year btw) and although we are all a little more crowd-aware, we are definitely pulling together more as a family in a radical spike of consciousness and desire to appreciate more. 


Appreciation is a bit of a funny verb.  We think we are all acting on it, until we’re faced with adversity and we are forced to look it straight in the eyes.  So right about now, we are probably doing our fair share of what I like to call, appreciation grazing.  And that’s a great thing. No-one ever said too much of a good thing was bad right?


With heightened appreciation for loved ones and life, we are also forced to re-evaluate how we live and with who.  And that’s probably very normal. These strange times have introduced a slurry of revolutions that promote change in every which direction, so if there was ever a time to sit up and pay attention, it’s now. Loneliness is a thing of the past!


Our time is now


We’ve seen the rise of social revolutions.  We have seen humanity rise globally and the celebration of family.  The rental revolution is here and coming soon, right along with it, is the community living revolution.


We are appreciating what we have more, lightening the burden of finances and life by living with less.  We are coming together more, collaborating and seeing strength in the collective.  We are seeing remote working, trust increase and humans coming together in a time of need. 


Appreciation is self preservation and you could lease your way to living life your way through the rise of yet another ‘sign of the times’ protégé’, co-living.  Read our top 5 house keeping resolutions for 2021.  


Giving yourself a new lease on life is not just a saying, just like our appreciation cousin, it hides in the weeds until we see it.  It’s a good time to explore.  


Generation lease


It’s estimated that approximately 1.46 million Australian renters are aged between 25 – 34 years old. Of this number, 250,000 live by themselves.


This generation of independent renters are characterised as being highly mobile, moving through careers and from place to place.


They are tech-savvy, digitally connected, working professionals demanding flexible living solutions to fulfil their everyday needs. 


Co-living is a modern form of shared living. You get a private designer micro apartment all to yourself and share the living spaces with others. In expensive inner cities, it’s become a popular space to live more affordably, connect with others and empower you to live the dream.


The world may show her cracks, but there are enormous opportunities if you are looking


UKO offers multiple co-living spaces in Sydney for you to choose from.   Every studio comes fully furnished, with lease flexibility, a community host and community activities! 


Make 2021 the year you look back on with a smile for giving yourself that new lease on life.  


Book yourself a tour to see why our residents are thrilled with their space:


UKO Paddington


UKO Paddington Village


UKO Stanmore


UKO Newtown


UKO West Ryde


Find out more about co-living and UKO today. 




Book a tour with us and we’ll be happy to show you around.

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Can designs influence your mood?

Can designs influence your mood?

09 February, 2021 | BY UKO

Behind every grand building, is a grand design that has a badass science to it.


Introducing the science behind the unique and modern Paddington studio apartment and the influence these designs can have on our mood. 


It’s no secret that patterns, light, dark and space all play into our mood. But what about innovation, clean finishes, tech and functional design?


Architects and designers have often considered space and function over the behaviour of those who will live with it, but that is all changing without a shadow of a doubt. 


User-friendly buildings are being adapted into city scapes more and more and with good reason; cost of living and desire to live life differently. Today’s renter is different. They value flexibility and experiences more than any generation before them.


Smart design.  Modern living


UKO has been built for digital nomads, corporate travellers, students, key workers, flexible renters and well, just about anyone interested in the idea. It’s all encompassing design solution was built to simplify responsibilities and present a smart and functional space for modern living.


UKO’s design team develop shared space apartments that are functional, adaptable and comfortable.  Above all, every room has been created to ‘live in’ and meet the needs of the wellbeing of their residents. ​

Well-designed communal spaces form the centre-piece for interactions between residents.  The interior architecture and design layout has been optimised for easy living and for mood in light of it’s easy-on-the-eye aesthetics.


Designed for living


Apartment furniture and appliances have been considered with the same focussed strategy.  Every detail adds to rental appeal.  From the adaptable, move anywhere furnishings, to the move-in-ready studio’s, the active social spaces and instant communities.  Above all, it’s affordable.


It’s no wonder UKO has become Australia’s undisputed leader in the co-living arena; an established, well-connected and reputable brand that meets the needs of its residents first.


Moods are lifted not just by the hidden gems in the architect, but by the community, events, sense of belonging and lighter way of living.  It’s designed for living.


To Find out more about co-living, visit 




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Breathing Space - Now available!

Breathing Space – Now Available!

09 February, 2021 | UKO

UKO knows how valuable your time is, so they’ve created a living space dedicated to it.  With views to melt into and sophisticated design features, landscaped gardens and the support of community living, you’ll have all the time you need.

UKO’s latest edition to the family is a brand new high-profiled listing in Top Ryde

If you love the finer things in life, these premium apartments might be the space you’ve been waiting for.


Breath in peace-of-mind ownership! 


UKO’s high-end boutique offers 1,2 and 3 bedroom furnished and unfurnished apartments. Designed to suit the modern family and working professionals, every lease is secure from the day you move in, which means you can live here for as long as you like.  

These executive-styled apartments are a designers dream. They are not just pleasing to the eye with Italian bathroom finishes, caesar stone benches, outdoor living, great views and landscaped gardens but they are functional hubs that build genuine friendships, networks and communities. 


Prized design


Botanic, Top Ryde was built in collaboration between highly acclaimed Sasco
Developments and one of Australia’s top-tier architects, Fender Katsalidis!

Featuring a stunning sandstone and timber-louvre exterior, the building entrance itself is a special attraction.

Everyone seem to be looking for that perfect work-life balance these days and personal success demands a lot of you and your time.  UKO have invested a lot of thought into this notion.  They have devised lifestyle solutions throughout their co sharing apartments that not only offer their residents the luxury of more time, but a philosophy for improved standards of living through architectural design.   

This premium property also includes a private host, planned entertainment, secure parking and upmarket shared spaces. It’s a collective mindset and pooled philosophies that set living at UKO apart. This is the evolution of designer living; aimed at building quality experiences through community and a lot more breathing space. 


It’s luxury of life meets the luxury of time


The future of living has arrived and can finally live up to your expectation as the benefits shift to the renter.  As this year picks up momentum, gear yourself towards living life your way.  If anything, the lessons learnt from last year have led us to exactly where we need to be.  So, perhaps this is the year to take charge and engage with living the life you envisage for yourself and perhaps your family.  Whether you are a working professional, or a small family, this upmarket lifestyle is possible for everyone.  


Isn’t it time you breathed some space into your life?


To find out more about Top Ryde, Visit

Or book a tour today to come see for yourself!

Intersecting Lifestyle with Design and Tech

Intersecting Lifestyle with Design and Tech


How design and technology are re-inventing our lifestyles.

UKO is a collection of unique spaces where you can live in inner-Sydney in your own way. Each space is unique and purpose-built for its site and suburb.

UKO co-living communities are inspired by the Unite d’Habitation in Marseille, France, designed by architect, Le Corbusier. The 1950’s design was a response to families in need of housing after the bombings of France. This new housing project focused on the concept of functionality and communal living… yes, very far-flung from the ‘American dream’ of a car and a house in the suburbs born out of the late 20th century.

In another project, Le Corbusier explored minimalist living designing and living, for a time, in Cabanon de Vacances (holiday cottage). This design is starkly different from the Unite d’Habitation, however, embodies the same concepts and the exploration of minimalism and functionality through design.

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Cabanon de vacances

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UKO Stanmore

The influence of green colour and raw materials utilised in the Cabanon de vacances is evident at UKO Stanmore. UKO has taken tried concepts, combined them, and is executing them in a new context — time and place. Now is a time of significant disruption, now is technologically advanced and how we create communities is fundamentally different to the 1950’s.

A new age

The concepts of community, locality, and practicality pioneered by Le Corbusier are carried through in co-living. Co-living embodies a similar role of cafes during the Age of Enlightenment that brought on social change in Europe. Two centuries before Le Corbusier, it was the cafes that were a significant place for meetings and interaction — the generation of, and collaboration on ideas. UKO communities are becoming such places.

How living spaces, short lease furnished apartments and communities are now transcending change is aided by technology in a new age that’s globalized and digital. However, the way in which it intersects with the real-world yearns for authenticity from users. We’re all human so the intersection is delicate. The family-unit and work may have evolved dramatically but home or community will always be a focal point of our lives.

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We hold supercomputers in the palms of our hands.

Technology designed around UKO Life

The way that co-living spaces, such as UKO, are employing technology evolves tenants as customers by delivering a complete rental experience. With simply your phone you can organise a UKO tour, subscribe to live at a space, pay your weekly subscription, unlock your front door, and connect with the UKO social networks and to events. When Design as a discipline is elevated with technology we’re on our way to achieving the new 21st-century dream.