Yeronga House / Tim Bennetton Architects

Yeronga House / Tim Bennetton Architects

Project: Yeronga House
Architects: Tim Bennetton Architects
Lead Architects: Tim Bennetton, Ryan Bunn
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Area 230.0 m2
Project Year 2017
Photographer: Shantanu Starick

The existing house was a low key queenslander in one of the leafy ‘O’ streets of Yeronga. There were issues with overland flow (the back garden is effectively a creek during storms). There was some very odd planning which disrupted the flow of the house & had resulted in a very poor use of some spaces (a small room with an 80’s type 45 degree wall on the western side).

Yeronga House / Tim Bennetton Architects

The major design move was in the creation of a new studio (the “pod”) to the rear of the house, separated by a walkway & series of decks leading down to the back garden (the level of which was raised slightly to avoid all balustrades). The idea behind the pod was to conceptually to drape a ‘cloth’ over two framed & glazed gable ends. This allowed us to increase the drama of a low entry door from the walkway before the room opens up to the south where there is a large Poinciana in the neighbouring property.

outdoor / Tim Bennetton Architects

In the existing house we basically created a new ‘breezeway’ through to the side garden on the west (the ‘back wall’ of the breezeway is a movable awning of aluminium battens – it can hang vertically as a privacy screen & let in the winter sun or horizontally to provide shade). A number of powdercoated aluminium louvre boxes were placed to existing casement windows on the west – this allows the Yeronga house to breathe through the daytime & provides shade to the west.

Yeronga House / Tim Bennetton Architects

Yeronga House / Tim Bennetton Architects

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