Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

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

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ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY CUSTOM RESIDENCES South 5th Residence ARCHITECT: ALTERSTUDIO ARCHITECTURE LOCATION: AUSTIN, TEXAS PROJECT SIZE: 2,990 square feet The South 5th Residence slips nonchalantly into Austin's eclectic Bouldin neigh- borhood and deftly negotiates Austin's zoning, envelope, and critical-root-zone requirements. A rare 25-inch-wide Durand Oak and an unexpectedly steep escarpment created a powerful circumstance for a house that emphasizes the view and a dynamic spatial sequence, while at the same time being an abstract back- drop for the serendipity of light. The visitor arrives into a verdant courtyard under the majestic oak. A thin, 4-inch gabion wall at the street, evergreen plantings, and a perforated, Cor-Ten corrugated screen to the south provide varying degrees of privacy and animation for the ensemble. A transparent living room hovers over the tumbling escarpment and reveals an expansive panorama. The visceral textures of concrete, mill-finished steel, and raw stucco are presented against finely detailed millwork and custom site-glazed window walls—which are framed with rift-sawn white oak and steel to form flitch plate mullions.—Alterstudio Photos: Casey Dunn 28 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 AWARDS

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