Central Park Road Residence by Studiofour - architecture and design

Central Park Road Residence by Studiofour

This minimalist single-story home located in Melbourne, Australia, has been designed in 2019 by Studiofour.

Our focus was to return the house to its essence of form and to create a home full of atmosphere and individuality. The brief was to create an authentic home with a strong sense of identity and with clients being of Danish heritage, a house that at its core was the definition of ?Hygge? (a unique Danish word evoking comfort and contentment).
In our client?s eyes, the value of this renovation lies not just in its function and the shelter it provides, but because we have been able to repurpose an existing home and conserve the heart and soul of the forgotten.
On arrival, the entry is now defined by an oversized eave that emphasizes the horizontality of the façade and strengthens the cohesiveness of the existing architectural form. It has been punctured to allow substantial soft landscaping adjacent the entrance, as well as provide increased light into the interior of the heart of the home without compromising on privacy. The horizontality of the architectural form was further strengthened by filling in vertical joints in brickwork and raking existing horizontal joint lines. The language of the exterior brickwork is carried inside, to form and define volumes. These walls are unadorned and honest. The interiors celebrate the beauty of imperfection. There are no embellishments, no overworked decoration.
A key challenge was to balance our c...
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