BENT Annexe adds additional living space to a 1960s home with a lot of charm, while also reconnecting it to the garden. 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
Bent Architecture is an innovative design practice based in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. The practice is led by Directors Paul and Merran Porjazoski.
Since its establishment in 2003, Bent Architecture has completed a diverse range of projects which have been locally and internationally awarded, published and exhibited. The practice has won two open design competitions (‘Growing Up’ Green Roof and ‘Living Places’ public housing, both constructed) and has established itself as leaders in all aspects of residential design, environmentally sustainable low-cost housing, commercial and institutional refurbishments and green roof design.
The creation of environmentally and socially sustainable built environments is of critical importance to this practice. Bent Architecture is passionate about the integration of architecture and landscape and the way people can use and shape their built environment.
The diverse work of the practice, which covers education, commercial and housing projects across various disciplines (architecture, interior design, urban and landscape design) is process-driven, establishing rich dialogues between context, programme and people to create responsive built environments attuned to their site. Our projects explore the balance between architecture as a place for refuge and a platform for prospect and, whether it be a medium density housing project, a small renovation or a roof garden on a landmark city site, always aim to create excitement, surprise and engagement.
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 storey residence in what appears to be a single storey dwelling.