Balmain Homes by Benn & Penna Architects

By Magaly • 48 mins in the past

Balmain Houses is a project completed by Benn & Penna Architects.

Situated in Balmain, Australia, this contemporary residence has a warm and clean contemporary interior.


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Balmain Homes by Benn & Penna Architects:

“The design is for a new totally free standing pavilion and interconnecting awning that hyperlinks 2 present pavilions designed by Beverley Garlick Architects in 1993. The present pavilions have previously won many awards and featured in regional & global press most notably in ‘Australian Architecture Now’ written by Davina Jackson and Chris Johnson in 2000.

The current buildings have been developed as 2 functionally separate pavilions. The larger of the 2 pavilions accommodates residing and kitchen spaces, and the smaller sized the bedrooms spaces. The new third pavilion (by Benn and Penna) accommodates a house workplace for an academic couple and a new awning interconnects all 3 pavilions.

The 3 pavilions reflect the lifecycle stability rest-eat-operate. The functions, or pavilions, have been separated by nature (outside area) and collectively appear like a tiny outback neighborhood.

Andrew Benn worked at Beverley Garlick Architects as a pupil when the very first pavilions were being constructed.

A design continuity has been accomplished in between the new and current pavilions by way of a repetition of the curvilinear kinds. Nonetheless the curvilinear varieties in the new pavilion are utilized in a horizontal plane, rather than a vertical plane, and as a result sustain a clear distinction among new and present

The physical appearance of the creating makes subtle references to its organic and functioning environments such as appearing partly like an oversized farming component or shed, also partly like the layered edges of an eroded boulder. The wrap-all around balcony also can make reference to the traditional Australian verandah.

A ‘thick’ roof is positioned asymmetrically above the space below – a lot like a spinning belt that’s come loose from its wheel. The positioning of the roof alters the depths of the verandah to suit the varying factors of the developing (i.e. deeper verandah on the north to safeguard from sun)

The constructing is remotely located and in an extreme fire zone. A variety of fire protective information consist of all external materials are non-combustible, a sprinkler drenching program can spray the whole developing throughout fires, all doors and windows are protected with stainless steel fire-mesh.”

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