ArchDaily Houses 2016 Architects: BENT Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Thornbury, Australia Structural Engineer: Porject Team:Paul Porjazoski, Alice Davies, Merran PorjazoskiSite Area:475 m2City:ThornburyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageText description provided by the architects. The Thornbury House is a low cost, compact family home set within a quiet, inner-suburban context. The design is underpinned by its playful roof form which references its surrounding context and is stretched and pulled to accommodate a double story residence in what appears to be a single story dwelling.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittThe project is firmly embedded in the scale, materiality, and form of its context both in its overall expression and detailing. The building references and reinterprets the roof forms and lightweight cladding of adjoining properties. The pitched roof form is immediately recognizable as a distorted version of neighboring roofs. Where adjacent properties employ cover strips to conceal cladding joints, the Thornbury house utilizes hardwood battens that conceal joints in the cladding and add texture to the façade. The result is a house that is simultaneously referential and divergent from the prevailing street character.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanInternally, the project draws on the courtyard typology which enhances the environmental performance of the house and ensures abundant light is delivered to all living spaces. The pitched roof volume which is generally utilized to accommodate upper-level bedrooms is expressed internally over the living area offering a liberating shift in the scale of the space and a continuity between the internal and external expression of the house.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessSurface Magazine Talks to Norman Foster About Designing for Bloomberg and Cementing …Architecture NewsAteliê Wäls / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e AssociadosSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, James Hardie Australia, VELUX Commercial, About Space, Bradford, Colorbond, James Hardie, Laser Lighting, Miele, Quantum Windows & Doors, Carter Holt Harvey, Dowel Jones, Quantum Timber Finishes, Urban Edge Ceramics Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 14 Share Area: 176 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882390/thornbury-house-bent-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBENT ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThornburyAustraliaPublished on October 30, 2017Cite: “Thornbury House / BENT Architecture” 30 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.