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Bouldin House

alterstudio architecture, LLP

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dmadsen, hanley wood, llc


Project Name

Bouldin House

Project Status

Built

Size

2,400 sq. feet

Consultants

  • Kevin Alter; Ernesto Cragnolino,AIA; Tim Whitehill


Keywords

Design Awards

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Project Description

A young couple in the music industry approached us without an image in mind or a site, but knew that they wanted a very special home that would embrace the many different things they like. Our design presents their unique aesthetic in many guises, where board-formed concrete, rough reclaimed wood flooring, and vertical cedar siding is posed against abstract detailing and sunlight & shadow from every direction. Taking advantage of Austin’s 25’ front yard setback requirement we capture a private walled courtyard on the busy street to the south, and turn to face the side street to the east. Situated between this courtyard and a protected live oak tree, the Bouldin Residence is a compact, 2-story building that expands both north and south into the lot. Carefully orchestrated windows, skylights and a glass floor landing further open the house to the sky and sun, and provide a continued sense of openness to this 2,400 SF home. Oriented for optimal cross ventilation, the house is outfitted for a rainwater collection system, solar photovoltaic array, solar pool heating tubes, reflective TPO roofing, cellular foam insulation, tankless water heaters, etc. Their desire for a sustainable lifestyle is also reflected in their decision to live centrally and work from home, all within a modest sized footprint.
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