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 timber 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 corridor 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. – Andrew J Wiener
December 15, 2017
Central Park Duplex, New York
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December 13, 2017
Vinos & Viandas Wine shop – Spain
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December 7, 2017
TCH Xmas Gift Guide
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November 28, 2017
Stone Residence in Urbino, Italy
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November 24, 2017
Telegraf 7 – Office Building, Vienna, Austria
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November 21, 2017
Residence Remodel, Ascona, Switzerland
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November 20, 2017
Neobio Kids Restaurant, Shanghai, China
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November 12, 2017
Alessandro Paglia – Pen Drawings
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November 10, 2017
Damião de Góis Museum, Alenquer, Portugal
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October 29, 2017
Salon Odes in Odessa, Ukraine
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October 24, 2017
Leo’s Nightclub – London
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October 19, 2017
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