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This Cave-Like Luxury Apartment is Planned for Australia's Gold Coast

16:00 - 10 June, 2018
This Cave-Like Luxury Apartment is Planned for Australia's Gold Coast , Courtesy of Contreras Earl Architecture
Courtesy of Contreras Earl Architecture

Contreras Earl Architecture, in collaboration with the Sunland Group, designed a 44-story residential tower in Queensland, Australia. The "Hedges Pedestal," a two-story base and communal areas for residents, was conceived by Contreras Earl Architecture and draws inspiration from the coastal location of the site; its curving exterior façade, which includes a sculptural anodized aluminum, resembles the curves of wind erosion on the sand. Meanwhile, floors 3 through 44 were designed in-house by developer Sunland Group.

Courtesy of Contreras Earl Architecture Courtesy of Contreras Earl Architecture Courtesy of Contreras Earl Architecture Courtesy of Contreras Earl Architecture + 7

Bird House / Jamison Architects

17:00 - 22 May, 2017
Bird House  / Jamison Architects, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Mark Jamison, Angela Jamison
  • Area

    323.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Designs Two "Sculptural" Towers for Australia's Gold Coast

11:53 - 15 June, 2015
Zaha Hadid Designs Two "Sculptural" Towers for Australia's Gold Coast, Courtesy of Sunland Group
Courtesy of Sunland Group

Zaha Hadid has unveiled plans for two "sculptural" towers and a new privately-owned cultural precinct at Mariner's Cove on Australia's Gold Coast. Commissioned by Sunland Group, the $600 million mixed-use project will include two 44-story residential towers, ground floor retail, a 69-suite boutique hotel and underground aquarium, along with an art gallery, museum and outdoor sculptural gardens.

Elysium Playground / Cox Rayner Architects

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Elysium Playground / Cox Rayner Architects, © Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones + 13

Albatross / BGD Architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2013
© Remco Jansen
© Remco Jansen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    BGD Architects, Bayden Goddard, Peter Fraser, Ion Chiet, Aaron Beattie
  • Interior Designers

    Sonia Hill, BGD Architects, Edge Design & Interiors, POD (FF&E)
  • Structural Engineering

    Cozens Regan Williams Prove
  • Lighting Design

    Tony Dowthwaite
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Remco Jansen © Remco Jansen © Remco Jansen © Remco Jansen + 25

Gold Coast International Design Competition

01:00 - 23 March, 2013
Gold Coast International Design Competition, Courtesy of Council of the City of Gold Coast
Courtesy of Council of the City of Gold Coast

Launching Tuesday, March 26, Council of the City of Gold Coast is calling participants to compete for the opportunity to design a landmark cultural ‘heart and soul’ on 11 hectares of the stunning Evandale site on Australia’s Gold Coast. The Council’s vision for the site includes a Living Arts Centre, for performing arts and cinema; a New Arts Museum for media, art and design; a stunning outdoor garden Artscape and a green bridge to adjacent Chevron Island. Concepts will need to be distinctive and innovative and will have to respond to a comprehensive design brief. The winning design will evolve into the city’s creative commons, a place loved by residents and a must-see visitor destination. For more information, please visit here.

'Speculator' Exhibition / CRAB Studio

04:00 - 10 September, 2012
Courtesy of CRAB Studio
Courtesy of CRAB Studio

Speculating on the potential and possibilities to develop culture in the Gold Coast, professor Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, directors of CRAB Studio, investigated this idea through the making of a large hanging sculptural piece: The WRAP, and a set of drawings and watercolors. The result is a public art exhibition, ‘Speculator’ in collaboration with Bond University, in Contemporary Temporary Gold Coast Arts Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Australia. The ‘WRAP’ aims to inspire that architecture can be the catalyst for transformation. More images and architects’ description after the break.