Cube’s Sunshine Coast apartment development, Oasis: A subtropical, resort-style nod to its coastal environment

Cube’s Sunshine Coast apartment development, Oasis: A subtropical, resort-style nod to its coastal environment

Landing on one of the Sunshine Coast’s last undeveloped ocean frontages, Cube Development’s latest project, Oasis, has been designed in a nod to the surrounding coastal environment.

An extensive collaborative design process by local Queensland architect Cameron Sheedy and the developer resulted in a subtropical, resort-style apartment development, with a dual design between the entry-level space and the sculptural towers.

Set across six levels with 56 apartments, Oasis’ configuration maximises access to almost 180 degree ocean views stretching north from Point Cartwright all the way down to the Caloundra Headland.

Raw materials create a strong connection to place, with white hues, smooth-face blockwork, sand and textured concrete combining with tubular screening, breeze blocks and subtle curvature to achieve the set out, timeless coastal aesthetic.

Functioning as a distinct portal into the residence, a L-shaped enclosure integrates to become the building’s grounded podium, decked out with a Wellness Area, with a gym, pool, sun loungers, gardens and alfresco dining space.

Rising from this are the defined yet sculptural residential towers, topped with six expansive penthouses.

Having worked extensively with the developer and council to achieve a district ground floor vision, architect Cameron Sheedy said that the space deeply roots the project to its environment while channelling a visceral change in setting as guests step through Oasis’ threshold.

“The podium is solid, constrained, and timeless. It works to create a quiet compound that is separate from the vibrant, bustling community beyond Oasis’ walls, something residents want to tap into but can disconnect from in their private sanctuary,” Sheedy said.

“Large overhangs, glass awnings, natural ventilation, extensive dappled natural light screening and the creation of a considered microclimate work in unison to mitigate and enhance the often-extreme climatic conditions of the coastline and alter temperature, light and sound within the podium to signal the shift in place.”

“All of this contributes to an inherent feeling of an exclusive and palpably serene space, different to anywhere else and unwavering upon each return.”

As for Oasis’ internal look and feel, Cube Development’s Interior Designer, Sarah Busch said that the apartments are sympathetic to the external facade, with complementary materials that seamlessly transition between the two.

“We’ve tried to blur the lines between inside and out through shared materiality, heightening the impact of the large voids, soaring ceilings and multilevel balconies that Cameron has programmed into the apartment designs.”

“Tying into the coastal hues of the external facade, we have used soft light tones and the bright whites internally, giving way for the stunning views that intrinsically connect the residents to their natural surroundings.

“There is a refined artfulness that guides the apartments with strong monolithic elements, such as the kitchen benches. We have selected large format materials so that there are minimal joins or linework and a select few finishes that are purposeful. Everything is smooth and elongated to create a bold yet timeless feel as you walk into the space.”

Storage and joinery have also been designed to appear more like art or stylised furniture pieces, with apartments featuring timber flooring, large format porcelain benchtops, Terrazzo tiles and nickel hardware.

Residents will also benefit from integrated fridges with Smeg kitchen appliances, and built-in laundry appliances, with remaining apartments priced from $795,000.


Author: Alison Warters