Location: Melbourne, Australia
Project Year: 2016
Photo: Haydn Cattach
Pink apartment is located in the inner west of Melbourne. Reconstruction was carried by young local design studio BoardGrove Architects, which is founded in 2016 by Grove and Holly Board. Designers reconfigured the house location in order to maximize access to natural light and optimize the circulation between spaces. Thus it was created several openings and routes between each zone.
Since the living room, dining room and kitchen are one open space, the designers sought to avoid the stereotype of functional kitchen as a background for the living area. Instead, they created quite an ambitious kitchen area, which is manifested in the form of a collection of art works.
Three objects have been specifically developed – a solid Corian bench, large arched steel doors, which is located above the floor level, as posted, instead of the wall, and a complimentary arched reveal. Between these three elements sink, oven, worktop and a fridge are all placed. Additional storage areas are not within sight, but also nearby.
The gallery concept in the kitchen continues in the corridors, where architects specially established long shelf to accommodate books, art and other objects.
The materials palette ranging from white, pink and soft gray hue was chosen to soften the tone of the existing concrete floor and walls, adding warmth and visual interest to the space.
Private room and workspace continue the overall minimalist mood, carefully adding accent elements like black chair in the working area.