Follow me on Twitter!Find me on Facebook!Subscribe to my Feed!

Back to Blog

Full description after photos.

American architect Chris Cobb has designed the Eva Street Residence in Austin, Texas. via the Contemporist

   es_041110_03-940x1213.jpg  es_041110_05-940x707.jpg es_041110_06-940x705.jpg es_041110_07-940x1369.jpg es_041110_08-940x625.jpg es_041110_11-940x603.jpg es_041110_01-940x1142.jpg es_041110_02-940x1316.jpg es_041110_04-940x1228.jpg

Description from the architect:

Located on an urban infill lot in South Central Austin, the site’s biggest challenge was also one of its greatest’s assets, a gorgeous 150+ year old live oak that stood directly in the center of the build-able section of the property. The design arose from the need to build in relation to the tree and to investigate whether an urban home can achieve some of the spatial dynamics of the tree: sheltering the family without sealing them off from their surroundings. The solution was to create a taut multi-storied volume that features a dynamic interplay of different heights that engage and interact with the tree, tucking under and within the canopies that are defined by its outreaching branches. The house is clad in Brazilian Redwood siding and corrugated weathering steel, which adds scale, texture, and a melding of the house with its surrounding landscape while at the same time softening the sharp, crisp geometry of the structure. The wood cladding extends into the interior of the house, which is also defined by dark chocolate bamboo floors, crisp white walls, meticulous custom made cabinets, and clean detailing.

Comments

No comments

Post Your Comment:

*indicates required fields.
Your Name:*
Please note, your email will not be shown publicly
Your Email (will not be published):*
Comment:*
Please type the text as it appears above:
© Rob Zwick of RE/MAX® Crest Realty Westside 1428 West 7th Ave, Vancouver BC | Personal Real Estate Corporation | Site Map