Did you know that myths can inspire modern design? If you didn’t, then it’s about time to introduce you this innovative timber house design in Howthorn, Melbourne, Australia. It is inspired by the Virgil’s epic tale of the Trojan Horse which – according to the legend – was a huge wooden horse constructed by the Greeks who hid a selected force of men inside. Now that is called forward-thinking! Obviously ancient Greek designers knew that innovative ideas help a lot. Even at the time of war!
Timber house design
This 21st century Trojan house was designed by Australian architects Jackson Clements Burrows and represents a modern timber home design. The wooden “horse” provides space for a young growing family with 3 children under the age of 10. Its initial idea was challenging the conventional ‘box on the back’ type addition by a sculptural form that came out of site restraints thus maintaining as much back yard as possible.