Modernly classic – I’ve invented this term solely for the purpose of describing this charming Ridge Road Residence that was designed and completed by StudioFour. I’m not sure if you know what I mean though because at a glance it is a ‘box-type’ design.
The modern home is located specifically within the Moonah Links golf course in Mornington Peninsula. The design brief is short and simple including what’s necessary on the program requirements. I also like to point out that the design challenge is the steep slope. Nonetheless, the dramatic site became the element that enabled the design to explore the basic rituals of domestic life creating functional spaces including the stunningly great kitchen.
This is not my typical dream home but it opened up my imagination that functionality and design can indeed mix together. Despite the restrained building form – box type and the exposed house floor plans, there are varying levels of interaction between the interiors and surrounding landscape. The modern architects made sure that both spaces would have some form of communication hence the floor to ceiling glass walls. This also made sure that abundant natural light is at the client’s disposal.
The modern architecture seemingly goes beyond just modern and classic. I cannot point out the balance but I cannot point out what dominates either. Perhaps, it depends on how you perceive the entire space.
They emphasized the capturing various qualities of light and the scale and proportions of space while providing a concrete connection to the exteriors both landscape and topography. The interior design speaks about simplicity with no over-decoration, which to some extent warmed my heart out. There were no unnecessary things included making the layout speaks for itself.
Within the inspirational building design, the owners will experience different aspects of the natural landscape whether perceived or direct. However, despite this kind of design, high level of privacy is still maintained throughout the entire house from the golf course directly below it.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 15 October, 2012