Beach Road Apartments
Dale Cohen Architects has designed the architecture and interiors for the 4 boutique residences. Situated in Black Rock, above the iconic red bluff cliffs - the apartments emulate the profusion and colours of the popular scenic landscape. Frontage forms are strongly expressed and articulated to achieve individual identification. Side forms are ‘formless’ to minimize vertical walling and visual bulk and are roof forms that generally follow setback line requirements.
These forms are articulated with roof folds and hooded roof windows. Building elements including a light coloured roof form and details contribute to an articulation and lightness of structure. Shaped Balconies and wood decks add to the articulation and relationship with the foreshore.
Layouts for the Beach Rd dwellings are based around maximizing living space exposure to the Bay views and gardens. Main bedrooms are located at the rear of the main living level to achieve acoustic separation from the road even though windows are double glazed. Circulation including entry to the residences is designed to relate to side and rear gardens and leave living spaces unencumbered. At the ground floor the stair and lift location allows the rear (and side) landscapes to be viewed. The natural ground level Family rooms allow direct interface with these landscapes.
Multi-Residential, Medium Density, Sustainability, Black Rock