Pearl Street Apartments, Kingscliff, NSW.

A wedged shape site with the shortest boundary fronting the street. With site access at a premium along the boundary line, both pedestrian and vehicular, the built form challenges this for streetscape presence. The upper two level apartment balconies are framed together, accentuated in the depth of the
roof, bacony floor and southern blade wall. Displaying prominance in form. This additionally provides privacy and seperation from the streetfront pedestrian access. While the architectural configuration also addresses the street and the northern aspect along the side boundary. The nostalgic addition of plantation shutters on the upper levels further regulates varying measures of privacy
and sun control.

Pedestrian access from the street is midway to the street frontage, guided by the full height privacy wall on the right, seperating the private open space to the adjoining apartment, and a half height feature stone wall that descends into the basement car parking facility. The entrance door is accordant with the feature wall of the front facade, signifying and announcing the point of entry. This also attributes to a perceived reduction in mass and scale, as well as verticle articulation with the use of the darker neutral colour contrasting against the white facades either side.

Characteristic features from the local area have been infused into the architectural vocabulary. The simple clean lines, prominant forms with large openings to capture those pleasant ocean breezes. This provides for a contemporary, sophisticated, and voguish seaside aesthetic that is a reoccuring theme along Pearl / Kingscliff Street and Marine Parade. The apartments are spacious, light and airy, customarily destinctive to todays beachside living.