A luxurious beachfront apartment building on Palm Beach.

Akuna

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Date: 2021
Location: Palm Beach

A luxurious beachfront apartment building on Palm Beach.

Akuna looks to provide a complementary and respectful design to its beachside site in Palm Beach, located on Queensland’s Gold Coast. With a total of 13 apartments, the beachside apartment building offers both single and dual apartments per floor, maximising floor space, natural light and ventilation while maintaining visual connection to the ocean. Externally, Akuna is articulated with a series of balconies and façade breaks to develop an architectural language that speaks to the origin of the development’s name, Akuna: meaning flowing water. The fluid, sculptural form of the building evokes its basis in nature, from the curling break of a wave to the colourful striations of a seashell. Undulating balconies push in and out, creating unique vistas and quiet moments to experience the ocean aspect. The project additionally looks to optimise its coastal outlook within the constraints of the site’s height limitations by creating a series of elevated roof zones which follow the natural contour of the ground.