If we ever passed in front of this house, we just found a simple and ordinary, but in the backyard really make us surprised. This house has the first floor which extends backward past the terrace. Inside there are 3 children bedrooms that superimposed on the living room.
But the interior is not prominently as done by the exterior, a contemporary style can be found in the interior. And we find the green and sustainable elements in its design, such as a thermal chimney, slotted screens for better use of shade and natural ventilation through the corridor.
This house has located in Hawthorne (Melbourne, Australia); this Trojan House is an extension of a classic house for a family with 3 small children, presented as a balance between satisfaction children’s fun, modern architecture and sustainable.
The contrast between old and new is reflected by the roundness of volume in the first floor overhang, determined with a large structure of steel beams, and the continuous fabric that gives the woodwork, including up windows. This is an area that, according to the authors of the project (Jackson Clements Burrows) brings the benefits bioclimatic house, helps by its cross ventilation.
The ground floor is organized with a great space for living and dining rooms, separated from the kitchen cabinet for a long-library that is also partly a kind of bar. This Trojan House provides a voids and allow communications between the living room, dining area, kitchen and bedrooms of the children above, even the windows that give these spaces (from the bathroom and bedroom corridor). The relationship with the garden and the pool is done through large openings with folding wing woodwork, but it is very strange that among the garden and the pool has left a slope and need to pass around the room to go side to side, but probably this aspect will not matter much to the children.
Check the plans and pictures of the house, in order to understand the living space and each of their hollows, is a tremendous exercise recommended for any professional / lover of architecture.
Add to that the house has a rainwater collection for the pool and garden irrigation (11,000 liters), and a recycling system for reusing grey water for irrigation water.
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