Mooloolaba is a resort town on the southern coast of Queensland in Australia. It has expansive beaches and a laid back feel. The Breeze Apartments by Tony Owen are located on the main beachfront promenade. The Breeze contains 33 apartments all with Oceanfront views, it also features a pool, gym and gardens.
The building was designed to maximise views of the ocean, with wide living areas and sweeping balconies. The units have a light and open feel consistent with the area. The unique curvilinear design was inspired by the natural forms of the tidal estuaries nearby.
Large balconies alternate between levels creating a rhythm on the façade. The façade is the result of a melding of concrete forms and perforated mesh panels. The panels provide solidity and privacy for bedrooms and curve down to maximise views in front of living areas and balconies. This creates a fluid effect. The design at once continues the local language, yet creates a completely new expression.
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