bennett and trimble forms riverview house around courtyard
bennett and trimble forms riverview house around courtyard bennett and trimble forms riverview house around courtyard
nov 06, 2014
bennett and trimble forms riverview house around courtyard


bennett and trimble forms riverview house around courtyard
photo © peter bennetts
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for the design of a single family residence in a suburban area in sydney, australia, architecture office bennett and trimble has composed the ‘riverview house’ around an internal courtyard. this central void, along with openings on the front and back façades, allows for visual and spatial continuity throughout the full length of the site, with large doors sliding and folding away to connect indoor areas to the outside. the roof surface takes a deformed shape, by lowering at the northeast corner, to allow light to the courtyard while accommodating a partial upper floor.

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large glass doors slide away to link indoor and outdoor spaces
photo © peter bennetts

 

 

 

the building’s façades are wrapped in white-painted bricks, with certain pieces recessed to create patterning across the elevations. the dwelling’s layout elevates a playroom above the dining and kitchen area, to provide a spatially independent children’s area that is partially linked to the common space below by an openwork brick wall.

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the dwelling is organized around a private central courtyard
photo © peter bennetts

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photo © peter bennetts

bennett and trimble riverview house designboom

the central courtyard links the front and back of the house together
photo © peter bennetts

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photos © peter bennetts

bennett and trimble riverview house designboom

an upper level children’s playroom is partially connected to the living area via an openwork brick portion of the wall
photo © peter bennetts

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photos © peter bennetts

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deep metal canopies extend from the façades to shade window and door openings
photo © peter bennetts

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recessed bricks create an irregular patterning across the house’s elevations
photo © peter bennetts

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photo © peter bennetts

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front elevation axonometric

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