Trojan House - Melbourne

From the street, this Edwardian house might seem unassuming, undeserving of a second glance. From the back, however, the addition to the Trojan House by Jackson Clements Burrows, where three children’s bedrooms are cantilevered above a large living space, is anything but ordinary.

The entire addition is wrapped in a seamless wooden skin that conceals any obvious openings. Windows, covered by shutters that follow the pattern of the façade, reveal nothing of the interior space.

Incidentally the inside is just as remarkable as the outside. A thermal chimney and a breezeway hallway allow for passive cooling in the warmer months as each room was designed to allow for cross ventilation. Additionally a rain screen provides extra shade from the hot summer sun, and also insulates the inside in the winter by forming a space for warm air.

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  • This house is so sick!
  • Pimpy. The warmth wood affords is prolly the only way to pull off this design - love the contrast of the cool interior too! The pool sitch is rad - straight out the living room and KA-PLOOSH! No deck or nothin' - that rox. OOo! And you could totally jump off the roof too!
  • Really cool.. makes me wish I'd stuck with architecture..
    I feel like if I were one of the kids with their bedroom in the part that sticks out, though, I would never be in my room. I'd be afraid it'd just collapse one day.
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