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Casa Troyana: Wooden Trojan Horse House Has Some Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On June 15, 2011 @ 5:56 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features | 1 Comment

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Jackson Clements Burrows designed the home for a young family with three kids who needed some more space in their traditional abode. The analogy linking the house to a Trojan Horse [1] is both literal and figurative: the wooden elements of the home and the horse head-like overhang are reminiscent of the fabled gift, while the structure also conceals a surprise (perhaps the couple’s rambunctious youngsters?).

“This alterations and additions project is about a house that engages with childhood in a playful way, that reconciles the programmatic requirements of a growing family with an unexpected sculptural response,” explains JCB [2]. “The client liked the notion of a Trojan house as a metaphor for the chaos of family life that occurred inside before the children were unleashed in the back garden on the unsuspecting residents of the neighbouring flats, trying to enjoy their Sunday morning sleep-in.”

To keep the space cool during the warmer months, JCB incorporated a corridor and thermal chimney for natural ventilation [3]. The upstairs level also has operable wooden shutters with a simple dot-pattern that allow the occupants to control the amount of daylight [4] that enters their rooms, keeping them cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

+ Jackson Clements Burrows [5]

Via Freshome [6] via Pinterest [7]

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[1] Trojan Horse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Horse

[2] JCB: http://www.jcba.com.au/#

[3] natural ventilation: http://inhabitat.com/page/4/?s=natural+ventilation

[4] daylight: http://inhabitat.com/daylight

[5] + Jackson Clements Burrows: http://www.jcba.com.au

[6] Freshome: http://freshome.com/2011/05/26/box-like-modern-trojan-horse-casa-troyana-by-jackson-clements-burrows/

[7] Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com

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