Kingscliff, NSW, Australia
The site spread across two sites in Kingscliff’s ‘Seaside City’ area presented a unique design opportunity. With unique planning requirements, specific to only 4 blocks, more than half of the site designated as environmental protection zone, an easement at the front of the property and side boundary opening to a public square we had our work cut out for us. Through careful consideration of the planning devices as well as a desire to design something worthy of this important site we were able to prepare a design that set this development as a unique and iconic building that remained synonymous and integrated with its Coastal setting.
The use of a breezeblock style of brick laying harks back to early Costal architecture of Northern NSW and the Gold Coast. This paired with a dramatic extensive timber batten screen that completely encases the corner of the upper floor creates a striking façade. The batten screen constructed as a bi-fold screen can be completely opened to take advantage of the cooling ocean breezes and views however can be closed to allow for privacy from the Public square and protection from strong winds in Winter. The units are large and generously sized to suit this beachfront location, the top floor units taking half the floor each provide for expansive Penthouses replete with roof terraces to take further advantage of the views afforded to these units.
Project Type: Architectural Design & Documentation
Area/Extent: Ground Floor Café/Restaurant & 7 Units across 3 levels with Basement parking