BENT Annexe
BENT Architecture
Pascoe Vale South, VIC, Australia

Photography Tatjana Plitt
Project Specification
Project Name: BENT Annexe
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Pascoe Vale South, VIC, Australia
Project Year: 2018 ,
Photographer: Tatjana Plitt
Builder: Poles-A-Part Design and Construction P/L ,
Project Team: Paul Porjazoski , Tilde Sheppard , Merran Porjazoski , Ian Wilson , Lana Blazanin ,
Architects: BENT Architecture ,
Structural Engineer: Marcon Tedesco O'Neill P/L ,
Location: Pascoe Vale South, VIC, Australia ,

The true beauty and success of the BENT Annexe by BENT Architecture lies in the architects ability to reconnect the occupants with their natural surroundings. As stated by the design team – Every day should feel like a breath of fresh air, surrounded by nature.

The BENT Annexe adds additional living space to a 1960s home for with a lot of charm for a family of four and their two dogs. In contrast to the heaviness and introspective nature of the original home, this new, light-weight and light-filled Annexe is open and outward-looking, feeling more like a sheltered place in the garden than a traditional living space.

Brick Paving Also Crosses The Threshold Between Inside And Out, Further Blurring The Boundaries.

The team at BENT Architecture set about carefully peeling away the ad-hoc additions to the rear, leaving only the generously proportioned rooms of the existing home. The Annexe tucks neatly under the existing eaves with new spaces wrapping around the original home, united by a continuous roofline which folds overhead.

A Brick Plinth In The Living Room At Just The Right Height For Sitting Extends Out Into The Garden

The BENT Annexe by BENT Architecture adds additional living space to a 1960s home for with a lot of charm for a family of four and their two dogs.

Architecture Inspiration Ideas And Concepts

The original rooms of the home have been restored and revitalised to contain bedrooms, while a separate living area in the front room takes advantage of the existing corner windows and a feature fireplace. The new living areas hug the outdoors, giving the impression of a garden creeping inside. Brick walls to the east and west protect the open living spaces from leering neighbours to either side and focus attention back to the garden.

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The BENT Annexe is open and outward-looking, feeling more like a sheltered place in the garden than a traditional living space.

Because Every Day Should Feel Like A Breath Of Fresh Air, Surrounded By Nature.

As stated by the design team, the trick to make the Annexe feel like a part of the garden is creating green spaces on both sides, by separating the addition from the original home with a courtyard. Of course, the central courtyard improves cross-flow ventilation and lets north light into the master bedroom, but with full-height windows on both sides of the living area, it also creates the illusion of one continuous space, blurring the boundary between inside and outside.

Bent Annexe Adds Additional Living Space To A 1960s Home With A Lot Of Charm, While Also Reconnecting It To The Garde

The Annexe tucks neatly under the existing eaves with new spaces wrapping around the original home, united by a continuous roofline which folds overhead.

Bent Annexe, An Addition For A Delightful Family Of Four And Their Two Adorable Dachshunds.
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Brick Walls To The East And West Protect The Open Living Spaces From Leering Neighbours To Either Side And Focus Attention Back

A brick plinth in the living room – at just the right height for sitting – extends out into the garden. Brick paving also crosses the threshold between inside and out, further blurring the boundaries. A window seat pops out from the dining room to give the kitchen and dining light and views of the backyard. Casement windows open onto the backyard and the special seat is bathed in golden north light, making it the perfect spot to sit with a cup of tea and a book.

By Separating The Addition From The Original Home With A Courtyard

As stated by the BENT Architecture design team, the trick to make the Annexe feel like a part of the garden is creating green spaces on both sides.

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The Annexe spills outside onto a decked outdoor dining area, protected by a retractable shading device. With a circular plunge pool just a short dash away, this is the perfect place for entertaining and long summer evenings outdoors.

Interior Design & Styling

Casement windows open onto the backyard and the special seat is bathed in golden north light, making it the perfect spot to sit with a cup of tea and a book.

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The home is passively designed to reduce the need for heating and cooling. High- level windows in the living area capture views of the sky and let north light deep into the home, warming the concrete floors for passive heating. Meanwhile, louvre windows can be opened up to encourage a breeze for passive cooling.

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Essentially the BENT Annexe by BENT Architecture fulfils a need for additional living space, but it also creates a home that feels like it’s a part of the garden, drawing adults, kids and dogs alike out and into the backyard.

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The home is passively designed to reduce the need for heating and cooling.

The Annexe Tucks Neatly Under The Existing Eaves With New Spaces Wrapping Around The Original Home, United By A Continuous Roofl
The New Living Areas Hug The Outdoors, Giving The Impression Of A Garden Creeping Inside

Essentially the BENT Annexe by BENT Architecture fulfils a need for additional living space, but it also creates a home that feels like it’s a part of the garden.

The Trick To Make The Annexe Feel Like A Part Of The Garden Is Creating Green Spaces On Both Sides
While A Separate Living Area In The Front Room Takes Advantage Of The Existing Corner Windows And A Feature Fireplace.
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The Original Rooms Of The Home Have Been Restored And Revitalised To Contain Bedrooms
Feeling More Like A Sheltered Place In The Garden That A Traditional Living Space.
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The true beauty and success of the BENT Annexe by BENT Architecture lies in the architects ability to reconnect the occupants with their natural surroundings.

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Published 31 January, 2019
Photography  Tatjana Plitt
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