Bennett and Trimble

 Riverview House
(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Matthew Bennett and Marcus Trimble set up their practice in 2009 after working with Rafael Moneo and BVN respectively. Trimble also ran his own studio, Super Colossal, and was one of the instigators of Sydney's Pecha Kucha creative forum; both partners teach at the city's University of Technology. In practice, Bennett and Trimble combine a traditional architectural approach with a strong focus on urban design. This means they're working on everything from a master plan for Macquarie University to a warehouse conversions and modest suburban family houses. They describe their work as honest and direct. 'We value exploration, invention and originality, and privilege unexpected, direct and often blunt form over more appealing and obvious architectures,' the duo explains. Each project, whether it is a private house or a 'social learning space', is a multifunctional realm, a carefully wrought arrangement of elements designed to suit the occupants' changing needs.
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Riverview House

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Riverview House

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Paddington Terrace

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Paddington Terrace

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Paddington Terrace

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Macquarie University

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Macquarie University

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Macquarie University

(Image credit: Peter Bennetts)

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).