Norfolk Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
Architecture by Koichi Takada, Interiors by Mim Design
Inspired by the towering Norfolk pine trees standing sentry along Burleigh’s picturesque coastline, architect Koichi Takada has designed this sculptural building to sit harmoniously in the landscape. Born in Japan and based in Sydney, Takada has a talent for nestling nature into urban designs. With wavy, overlapping balconies shading each other and moveable screens to give privacy and sun protection, this building will embrace passive design principles to reduce its carbon footprint. It will also look beautiful, with undulating timber batons on the exterior.
Nature is revered in this design; Indoor-outdoor living areas honour the beachside location with sweeping views and enticing pools. Inside, Mim Design echoes the coastal colours with verde aquamarine stone for the ocean and travertine for the white sand beaches. For anyone who’s ever lived by the beach, there are also very satisfying practical design features — like strategically placed showers to wash off sand before entering. It’s a tower poised to elevate already beautiful Burleigh to new heights.
By Bec Whish – Vogue Living