Studio Four is a multi-disciplinary studio based in Victoria, Australia, whose Ridge Road Residence was one of the finalist projects in the Houses Awards. The studio also received a special mention in the internationally acclaimed architizer a+ awards.
The Albert Street home presented here is a Victorian building located in Melbourne. Its previous spatial structure was transformed by Studio Four into a space able to adapt to the constant-changing need of modern families. The interior design, based on a soft and neutral palette of colours and materials, is full of light thanks to the use of concealed sliding doors and oversize windows.
But it is the strong dialogue between interior and outdoor space that caught my attention, especially in the kitchen-backyard block. Here, the space flows trasnforming the outdoor space into an extra room for the family. The pale wood chosen for the joinery and flooring is repeated in the outdoor table and bench creating a visual continuity also in terms of materials. The view of the kitchen from the backyard is stunning: the pale oak island stands out perfectly against the white background of thin metallic shelves and cabinets.
Truly, a beautiful space.