Located in urban area in South Central Austin. The construction biggest challenge was one of the largest asset, the beautiful oak tree 150+ year old who standing directly in the middle of the build-area of this site. So the site main design is to arises from the need to build in relation between the tree and the sustainable house design and to investigate whether an urban home can reach special dynamics of the tree: protecting families without sealing them from the environment.
The solution is to create a multi-storey volume that strained the dynamic interaction of different heights that involved and interact with the tree, and slipping under the canopy which is defined by its outreaching branches. This sustainable houses materialized in Brazilian Redwood siding and corrugated steel, which give texture, add scale, and unification of the house with views of the surrounding area, while at the same time soften the geometry, sharp crisp structure. Wood cladding extends to the inside of the house, which is also defined by a dark brown bamboo floors , clean white walls, carefully custom made cabinets, and clean detail.
- Project: Eva Street Residence
- Location: Austin, Texas
- Architects: Chris Cobb
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