Residential Design

VOL2 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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recycled corrugated steel and reclaimed Wyoming snow fencing. The building sits close to the street and runs all the way to the back alley, which made room for a more usable side yard. Each section—kitchen/great room; two bed- rooms and a study, powder room, and utility area; master suite; and garage— is connected by a continuous hallway on the west. There's magic in the rhythm and symmetry. The house is laid out on a 4-foot grid and based on a perfect square; the pods are 20 feet wide and 20 feet tall at their peak, and separat- ed by patios that are all the same size, including a notched front porch that engages the neighbors. Having made the decision to orient the house north-south and eliminate overhangs that would detract from the pure forms, Russell took other mea- sures to mitigate heat gain. He pushed the house close to the west property This page: The pool was a late addition to the plan midway through construction. Russell Buchanan added the carefully curated, 10-ton gabion wall for privacy from the street. Its rough-hewn qualities mesh with cladding of salvaged Wyoming snow fencing and weathered corrugated steel. Before Dallas was settled in 1845 . . . the early dwellings were one-story structures made of readily available wood and corrugated metal. 47 VOL. 2, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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