Trojan House designed by Melbourne based architect Jackson Clements Burrow and situated in Hawthorn, Melbourne. The initial idea was to challenge the conventional ‘box on the back’ type addition with a sculptural form born of site restraints such as the ResCode setbacks along the south boundary, the ideal internal programmatic arrangement, the desire to maintain as much back yard as possible and inspired by the rooftop topography of hips and valleys of the existing Edwardian house.
The construction technique for the addition involves a cost efficient waterproof fibre cement cladding system with timber battens and rainscreen over. The large cantilever is achieved through the construction of two large steel trusses which are embedded in the walls. The existing house incorporates a reworked master bedroom/ensuite configuration and other minor cosmetic/maintenance works. More information visit Jackson Clements Burrows website.