first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Austin, United States Court Houses / Faye and Walker Architecture + ConstructionSave this projectSaveCourt Houses / Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction Area:  2001 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sean Guess+ 16 Share Architects: Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction Area Area of this architecture project United States Court Houses / Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” 2011 Photographs Photographs:  Sean GuessText description provided by the architects. Court Houses are the result of Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction’s desire to increase density within the urban core of Austin. Instead of building one single family residence on a city lot, Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction built two. The lot is on a corner, which provided separate points of access. The surrounding neighborhood context is a mixture of residential projects and city and private development infrastructure. This infrastructure, located across each street forming the corner, informed a courtyard design for the houses as a way to mitigate their presence and provide a private refuge. Formally each house is an L, opposing one another to create a perimeter boundary surrounding an internal courtyard.Save this picture!© Sean GuessThe courtyard is bisected by a mixed red handmade brick wall as it weaves through the property, providing both physical and visual separation between each house, as well as a contrast to the smooth steel troweled white stucco used to clad the houses. The first floors are separated, and these opposing separations provide passage into the courtyard and subsequent entry for each house. The second floors are joined above these exterior passages due to zoning restrictions, however distinct separation is achieved through framing and ceiling heights.  Save this picture!site planThe overall massing of the project was conceived as a stark white square box with the middle removed. From this box Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction began to carve into the mass and create overhangs and perpendicular walls into which they inserted most of the glazing. On the street side of the houses this both provides shade for the glazing and orients views up and down the streets, as opposed to across the street to the surrounding infrastructure. In the courtyard the overhangs provide covered exterior living and dining areas, and extensive glazing was used facing the courtyard to capture daylight, while careful placement maintains privacy between the houses. There was extensive bamboo on the property prior to construction. Save this picture!lower floor planFaye and Walker Architecture + Construction harvested all that was in the footprint of the project and created a series of privacy and shading screens with the bamboo. These provide a delicate contrast to the massive fields of stucco and provide dynamic shadows and shade.Save this picture!© Sean GuessProject gallerySee allShow lessCluj National Library Extension / manadelucruArticlesNew Library and renovation of City Hall in Søgne / A-LabArticles Share Houses Year:  CopyAbout this officeFaye and Walker Architecture + ConstructionOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinHousingUnited StatesPublished on August 16, 2011Cite: “Court Houses / Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction” 16 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Court Houses / Faye and Walker Architecture + Construction是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img

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