Architects in ChargeMarcus Trimble, Matthew Bennett
Text description provided by the architects. A new courtyard house for a young family on a modest suburban block in Sydney.
The roof is deformed at the northeast corner allowing sunlight deep into the courtyard and the southern rooms of the house.
The courtyard links the ground floor living spaces and creates visual connections between the street, the living areas and the back garden.
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.
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.