New House _ Thornbury VIC. Australia _ Completed 2016
The Thornbury House is a new low cost, compact family home set within a quiet, inner-suburban context.
The project accommodates a double storey residence in what appears to be a single storey dwelling. The roof form is stretched and pulled to accommodate upper level programme resulting in a playful and sculptural form that is both referential and divergent from the pitched roofs typical in the surrounding context. The design utilises traditional construction techniques, cost effective building materials and efficient planning to achieve the client’s programmatic requirements within tight budget constraints. The courtyard typology employed allows all living spaces to feel expansive despite the modest size of the rooms. All living spaces face north and have large windows and sliding doors to both the rear yard and courtyard, maximising potential for natural light and ventilation and creating a strong connection between internal and external spaces.
Paul Porjazoski, Alice Davies, Merran Porjazoski
Poles-A-Part Design and Construction P/L
I.W.Scott and Associates P/L
Tatjana Plitt Photography
2017 The Age 'Domain' _ "Crafty design helps to deliver more for less"