Each of the single-level apartments has four bedrooms. The ground-floor apartment has its own garden terrace overlooking the beach. On each of the above apartment levels, living areas are set back from the building perimeter along the northern and eastern sides to create deep, internal 'courtyard' recesses that encourage natural ventilation and create a sense of openness. The timber slat screens are independently moveable to provide shading in summer and invite warming sunlight in winter (while also providing privacy).
These features contribute to a building with a relatively small environmental footprint; in fact, it was designed and documented (although not formally certified) to satisfy the Green Building Council of Australia's six-star Green Star rating.
In many ways, Main Beach Apartments sets a new benchmark for multi-level residential development along Queensland's 'glitter strip'.
And in so doing, it highlights yet again the core qualities of concrete - its durability, its solidity, its rawness and, above all, its ability to adapt to the challenges of just about any site and environment.