A dynamic sculptural form
located by the australian coastline in burleigh heads, ‘norfolk’ is the latest mixed-use residential project by koichi takada architects. taking cues from local norfolk pines, the structure adopts a dynamic sculptural form, respecting the site’s architectural landscape that was left largely unaltered for almost three decades.
representing a respectful yet regenerative development, the structure responds to passive design principles. its undulating balcony slabs are strategically overlapped to provide shade to the outdoor spaces below. inspired by the way the norfolk pinecone protects its seeds, sliding slatted screening offers privacy and protection from the weather conditions.