The design proposal 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. Additionally, it challenges the conventional ‘box on the back’ type addition. The client liked the notion of a Trojan house as a metaphor for the chaos of family life that occurred.
The notion of the Trojan house is reflected in the idea of an enveloping skin, a built form which contains the unexpected. The building composition is inspired by the rooftop topography of hips and valleys of the existing Edwardian house.
All the wood for the siding was pre coated with CUTEK at the millshop.
Source: Jackson Clement Burrows Architects – jcba.com.au