• Project — Thornbury Residence

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An important component of the brief was to design a building that not only had the ability to open up to the surrounding garden but to then literally connect with it.

This charming two storey Inter-war brick residence required significant reconfiguration of the living areas to create an interconnected sequence of flexible and highly functional everyday spaces. A pronounced relationship between the interior and landscape is created through an addition whose walling literally disappears to connect with the surrounding garden.

A specific request was to create flexible spaces that transition with ease from providing solitude and intimacy to encouraging interaction between larger, more social groups of people. For example, shifting from a family dinner to entertaining feels natural; inhabitants can distribute themselves to the adjacent lounge or the concrete ledge around the perimeter of the building.

Photos by Dean Bradley Photography

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