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Friday, May 14th, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Modern Architecture in Austin


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This is the Annie Residence, Austin Texas, by Bercy Chen Studio LP. I love the blues and grays next to the leaves and the way the glass reflects the trees in this shot. Here’s a little more about the project:

The house was built for two families in Austin and therefore is split into two living areas. The house consists of two pavilions connected by a glass hallway.

The design was greatly influenced by different regions and cultures. Both the use of the roof as an outdoor living space and the shading devices are derived from Moorish architecture. The body of water and the spatial continuity between inside and outside was inspired by Asian architecture. while the structural transparency of the volumes and the minimalist aspect of the interior was derived from Japanese pavilions.

The house is constructed of a modular steel frame. The frame is infilled with prefab thermasteel panels to minimize construction on-site waste. The structural frame is exposed, showing the construction process and articulating the house’s facades. The repetitive modular method, as well as the prefabrication allowed for greater efficiency during construction.

Thanks so much for subimitting this to our fresh new spaces group!

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  1. Jae Willard says:

    May 18th, 2010 at 5:24 pm (#)

    What an incredible image. It makes me want to see detailed shots of the entire structure, interior and exterior spaces. Great work!

  2. michel says:

    May 21st, 2010 at 2:15 pm (#)

    this is like a modern realization of Frida and Diego’s home, one I have always maintained would be perfect for an enduring relationship.
    this is very lovely. I was thinking about glass houses recently and have some ideas as to why they are so physically appealing and psychologically healthy. You can see the world and it you.
    I’d like to move in.

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