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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Eva Street Residence : By Chris Cobb Office of Architecture

Eva Street, Austin, Texas, United States
Chris Cobb Office of Architecture
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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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.
Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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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.
Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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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.
Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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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.
Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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Photo © Courtesy of Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell
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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.
ground floor plan + section--drawing © Courtesy of Chris Cobb Office of Architecture
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second floor plan + section--drawing © Courtesy of Chris Cobb Office of Architecture
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The people
Architects: Chris Cobb Office of Architecture
Location: Eva Street, Austin, Texas
Photographs: Casey Woods Maddeaux and Thomas McConnell


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