Lavarack Rd Residences
In Progress, Residential Apartment
Location: Mermaid Beach, Queensland
Client: SK2 Property
Visualisation: Response Image
The ground plane is designed to enhance the prominent street corner at the intersection of Lavarack Road and Albatross Avenue. A new cafe tenancy is proposed on this corner to ensure the local character of the site is both protected and enhanced.
The exterior building form is articulated with a composition of horizontal and vertical architectural elements, being spandrel, screens and planters. The roof terrace is designed to create the feeling of lightness, framing the building top with a thin pergola and layers of planters. Oversized balconies are provided to extend the living areas with inter-connected
Large screens are provided on the eastern and western facades allowing for sun-shading and privacy. These operable elements animate the facades and provide flexibility for occupants to adjust their living spaces, and create a patterned facade.
The architecture portrays a coastal vernacular that respects the local context.