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Riverview House / Bennett and Trimble

  • 01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Riverview House / Bennett and Trimble
Riverview House  / Bennett and Trimble, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

From the architect. A new courtyard house for a young family on a modest suburban block in Sydney.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The roof is deformed at the northeast corner allowing sunlight deep into the courtyard and the southern rooms of the house.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The courtyard links the ground floor living spaces and creates visual connections between the street, the living areas and the back garden.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

Painted brickwork is used internally and externally to reinforce this relationship. A playroom is peeled away from the envelope and suspended over the dining room and kitchen providing an independent children’s area within the main living spaces. 

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The economical facade of was enriched with plate steel sun shades and a pattern of bricks inset with a rubber mallet during the construction process.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
Cite: "Riverview House / Bennett and Trimble" 20 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/569069/riverview-house-bennett-and-trimble/>
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