Area: 170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Arborliz Houses Architects: Benn + Penna Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Dulwich Hill Vaults House / Benn + Penna Architecture “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks LandmarkDesign Team:Andrew Benn, Rachel Stratford, Pouwel WindClients:UndisclosedEngineering:PMI EngineersCity:Dulwich HillCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom FergusonText description provided by the architects. Dulwich Hill Vaults is alterations and additions to an existing freestanding cottage in Sydney’s inner west. The project retains the existing house and introduces new living spaces in a structure to the rear directly connected to the garden.Save this picture!© Katherine LuSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Tom FergusonThe new additions are an augmented duplicate of the existing cottage and seem to hover above the concrete walls on delicate pilotis. The existing and new roofs are connected by an akin natural terracotta colour and hipped roof geometry.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonWithin the new additions is three distinct spaces, defined by the truncated ceiling vaults above them – one is the living space, one containing kitchen and dining spaces, and the last is the study pocket. The purpose of the vaults is to demarcate the spaces without the need for physical walls.Save this picture!© Katherine LuSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThe main entry is from the existing cottage, where you can see right through the house down a generous hallway. Either side of this hallway are the private spaces of the house – bedrooms, bathrooms, and rumpus – clearly enclosed and tucked away from the rest of the home.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonAt the rear of the house, a concrete terrace extends from the living room, a platform for leisure activity. An inbuilt bbq and seat grow from its perimeter and creates a frame for a lush garden to grow behind over time.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonProject gallerySee allShow lessMisci Store / Babbie Arquitetura e Interiores + Airon MartinSelected ProjectsThe Hidden House / Inly StudioSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Tom Ferguson+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Australia Benn + Penna Architecture Projects CopyAbout this officeBenn + Penna ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionDulwich HillOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on October 22, 2020Cite: “Dulwich Hill Vaults House / Benn + Penna Architecture” 22 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.