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Naremburn Twin Peaks Cottage / Benn & Penna Architecture

Naremburn Twin Peaks Cottage / Benn & Penna Architecture
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Naremburn, Australia
  • Clients

    Undisclosed
  • Engineering

    PMI Engineers
  • Lead Architects

    Andrew Benn
  • Design Team

    Sean Tran, Kirsty Hetherington, Alicia Bell
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Text description provided by the architects. Conceptually, the project is an insertion of two augmented lodges atop the existing house – one contains the parents’ bedroom & facilities, whilst the other is the children’s bedrooms.

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The blackened cedar cladding surrounds each lodge to define their playful forms, and continues between internal and external surfaces to emphasise each lodge’s autonomous nature.

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© Tom Ferguson
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
1st floor plan
1st floor plan
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The project transforms what was previously an enclosed and lightless home into one of generous natural light and open plan family living. A large void is introduced into the centre of the house with a north-facing clerestory window that captures an intense light. This light is immediately softened by blackened cedar walls, framing a pleasant gathering space below.

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© Tom Ferguson
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© Tom Ferguson

The ground floor is a continuous open plan space, connecting activities between different areas of the house without being disruptive. The overhanging lodges frame a decked terrace to the rear, demarcating outdoor space for a plethora of family gatherings and leisure activities.

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Cite: "Naremburn Twin Peaks Cottage / Benn & Penna Architecture" 14 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/918983/naremburn-twin-peaks-cottage-benn-and-penna-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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