Unusual Architecture + [StudioFour]

Musée du Louvre, Place du Louvre, 75058 Parigi, Francia: [RIDGE ROAD RESIDENCE BY STUDIOFOUR]
Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour

“A simple brief and programming requirements, teamed with a dramatic site characterised by a steep slope and a single tea tree, enabled the design to become an exploration into enclosing the basic rituals of domestic life within restrained building forms…the form of the building becomes driven by the clients desire to separate the public and private zones of the residence.

Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour

In stark contrast to the surrounding houses, which attempt to cancel out the sloping topography by creating a podium level at which the outdoor areas sit exposed high above ground level, our design for this house adopts a gentler strategy, with the building form spilling down the slope to terminate in a series of terraced decks.

Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour

These low lying decks aim to provide privacy from the golf course below, whilst the surrounding native landscape will shelter the outdoor areas from the harsh prevailing winds.

Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour

Varying levels of interaction and connection with the landscape, both real and perceived, drive all aspects of the design, from the channelled views of the horizon upon entry, through to the double height picture window that captures the full proportion of the tea tree, and the direct and intimate connection provided by the low level decks.” Description of StudioFour.

Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour
Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour
Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour
Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour
Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour

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Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour

Location: The Ridge Road Fingal, Australia Architects: StudioFour Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Shannon McGrath