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bureau^proberts champions vertically stacked beach houses 

bureau^proberts champions vertically stacked beach houses 


The Brisbane-based architecture studio, assisted by developer Andrews Projects, designed 12 whole-floor apartments located only a stone’s throw from the Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

bureau^proberts continues to demonstrate a 15-year strong penchant for delivering innovative whole-floor apartments. The studio recently reimagined the traditional beach-side Gold Coast property in Beach House – individual beach houses vertically stacked on top of each other over 12 storeys. 

The apartments are privy to jaw-dropping views and impressive amenities and boast design language that speaks to Broadbeach’s ever-changing urban landscape. 

Features of the Gold Coast’s distinctive and beloved beach house architecture – such as wide verandas, open breezeways and a constant connection to outdoor spaces – are honoured in the design. 

Paying homage to the sweeping coastline 

bureau^proberts partner and project design director Kelly Geldard says the design aimed to infuse the apartments with the feeling of seclusion and comfort typical to a beach house, yet elevated in the sky. 

“We sought to create a series of beach houses that made the most of the aspect and location. Each apartment provides the same exclusivity and amenity that a beach house would,” says Geldard. 

The curvilinear building form derives inspiration from the sweeping and soaring Gold Coast coastline and enables apartments to reap the benefits of beach-front views while still feeling enclosed and protected. 

Views from every angle promised 

The design was informed by the site orientation and positioning to not only deliver expansive and practical floor plans but also provide views from every conceivable angle. 

Every apartment features a living space that reaches out to the north-eastern corner of the floor. Master suites span the northern edge and soak up natural light and coastal vistas. 

Natural light floods in through the floor-to-ceiling double glazed windows and exterior screens ensure privacy is also met in the bathrooms. 

Interiors deliberately minimal 

The simple organic form of the building’s exterior is echoed inside the beach houses via deliberately stripped-back interiors. 

Residents will be constantly reminded of the sifting sands and coastal oasis on their doorstep through a material palette of natural travertine and blonde timber that accentuates landscape views. 

Photography by Andy Macpherson. 

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