Situated within the Thornton precinct in Penrith, The Henry promotes the best of urban living.
Architecture Interior Design
With the culturally diverse population of Penrith expected to multiply over the coming years, the demand for higher-density housing is also increasing. The Henry was developed to offer a diverse range of dwelling types, from one-bedroom units for first home buyers, to larger three-bedroom units for local families. Light-filled, spacious apartments coupled with an easy commute, amenities at the doorstep and the Nepean River and Blue Mountains a short drive away, The Henry effortlessly combines style, value and convenience.
The Henry responds intelligently and sensitively to its location and future urban context. The design team explored multiple options to arrive at the optimum layout that balances amenity, daylight, airflow, privacy, open space, and views against the projects’ practical and commercial constraints. The design gently curves around its corners to soften the bulk of the form, adding a softness and uniqueness to the building. The exterior material selection considers the surrounding built context and sympathetically compliments the neighbouring buildings. The way the building touches the ground was carefully thought-through to positively activate the street, with the scale and treatment of the façade at ground level fine-grained, suggesting a more tactile, personal feel.
The boutique 48 apartment development has been designed with luxury and practicality in mind.
Simple passive design techniques, such as deep reveals and shading devices, were applied to minimise solar heat gain, while light and open living spaces complement generous balconies and terraces that are perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. Dawn and dusk interiors palettes evoke a feeling of warmth and calm, enhanced by the quality fixtures and finishes appointed throughout.
To encourage and strengthen the community, the design ensures a maximum of eight apartments per floor. The purpose being that smaller communities are better communities; when you start to have a vast number of neighbours, you begin to lose that personal feel. It is precisely the same as getting to know your neighbours that live on the same street.
The Henry residents can gather on level three; the garden includes native planting, barbeque, and outdoor dining areas that encourage chance encounters and social interactions. Carefully considered pergola structures and shadings help to deal with the western Sydney climate.