Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

 

Benn & Penna Architects have designed a new reading room pavilion alongside two existing buildings that were originally designed by Beverley Garlick in 1993.

 

Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

The home is located on a rural property, located south of Sydney, Australia.


Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

The architects were inspired by the words of the famous architect Marion Mahony Griffin; “A tiny house, like a tiny temple, can be a perfect work of art.”


Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

The property is a weekend retreat from the city for the owners.


Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

The exterior of the space is clad entirely in non-combustible metal sheeting.


Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

A covered walkway connects the various pavilions.


Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

Inside the reading room, there’s a curved bookshelf that matches the shape of the building.


Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

To keep things cozy, there’s a wood burning fire, and when the weather’s nice, there’s a small covered patio with a table and chairs.


Southern Highlands Houseby Benn & Penna Architects

Photography by Tom Ferguson

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