Exterior view of modern and minimalistic apartment building, with a large tree in the foreground.

Residential Apartment

Location | Southport, Queensland
Client | Howard Group
Photographer | Scott Burrows
Services | Architecture, Design, Documentation
Sphere is a medium density residential development on the edge of a rapidly growing education and medical precinct. The project promotes a mix of residential dwelling types including attached and detached dwellings, and low to medium rise apartments. The objective was to provide ‘affordable housing for the mixed demographic from families, couples, students and seniors’.

A total of 510 dwellings achieve a population density of 68 per hectare. A simple hierarchy of streets, lanes, pocket parks and open space provides legible circulation and recreational opportunity. A community green roof top terrace and central recreation facility including pools and recreation facilities, allows for social interaction, reinforcing the importance of urban living.

2011, Building of the Year
Australian Institute of Architects Awards
Gold Coast/Northern Rivers

View corridor through two modern apartment buildings with a simplistic white façade and timber soffits.

A modern apartment development with a minimalistic aesthetic.

View of contemporary townhouses within the Sphere Residential Community featuring lush landscaping in the foreground.