Located in Melbourne’s inner west this joyful apartment renovation is the second realised project from BoardGrove Architects.
The layout of the dwelling was reconfigured to maximise natural light whilst opening up the circulation between spaces to create multiple openings and routes between each compartment. As the living, dining and cooking spaces were open plan the design avoided having a stereotype functional kitchen as the backdrop to the living space. Instead a more ambiguous cooking area was created, made to appear as a collection of art like objects. Three objects were developed, a solid corian bench, a larger metal arched door, raised off the floor and placed flat against the wall and a complimentary arched reveal. Between these three they hold the sink, oven, cook-top and fridge. Additional storage and appliance areas are located nearby. The palette of materials was chosen to compliment and soften the exposed tones of the concrete floor and walls, adding warmth to the space.