May 09, 2018 / Interiors
Highbury Grove by Ritz&Ghougassian

Highbury Grove is a minimal home located in Prahran, Australia, designed by Ritz&Ghougassian. Highbury Grove is defined by a street frontage of uniform federation style cottages set in orthogonal rows and folded in amongst leafy suburban gardens. The project was required to deal with the heritage street frontage and a lane way to the northern side of the property. The project responds by creating an architectural envelope that orientates to the north whilst providing privacy to the public laneway. Space is loosely defined by a series of perpendicular heavy-set concrete block work walls. The first, a set of walls running the length of the site sit below a second set that align themselves to the northern aspect. Resting upon one another the concrete walls overlap and enclose the architectural space within. The apertures between the walls create framed views outwards towards neighboring trees or to a courtyard garden of swamp banksia and Australian tree ferns.