A Nature Inspired Sanctuary
Taking cues from its immediate environment, Palm Frond Retreat by Koichi Takada Architects respectively blurs the boundaries between the internal and external spaces. Accentuating vistas towards the natural landscape beyond, the design allows its occupants to seamlessly transition between indoors and out.
Set within Sydney’s Balmoral Beach, Palm Frond Retreat places views of the beach and tree canopy at the forefront of the experience. The brief required a relaxed home for the clients, away from their high-pressure careers, and an emphasis on the water. In response, the architects created a contemporary residence that continually references site elements to maximise its relationship with the landscape beyond. With connection being the primary theme, Palm Frond Retreat inevitably responds to an indoor‐outdoor liveability.