New South Wales
Ohana, with its 67 apartments, provides nine different floor plan types with one in four apartments being Adaptable. Each dwelling addresses either Beach Road or Herarde Street via large functional balconies that facilitate the coastal lifestyle. The building steps in plan as it relates to Beach Rd and the building both steps and is angled to Herarde Street to both orient toward water views and to create strong architectural rhythms. Apartments are accessed via elevated walkways, sometimes bridging between building massing, there are integrated planters, framed voids and expressed vertical circulation in the form of lift cores and external stairs. This strategy creates a rich architecture on what could be considered a back elevation and supports cross ventilation for secondary bedroom and living spaces, passive surveillance and enhances opportunities for social interaction.