Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2006: Design Awards
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
texas architect 44 9 / 10 2 0 0 6 The Envelope RatheR than accepting the most general issues of zoning compliance, this project offers a very detailed response to the zoning constraints and its exceptions. the design solution should be considered, in part, as a product of thorough zoning research. the form is generated by the off-street parking requirement and the site’s location at an intersection. each unit faces the side street, allowing secured parking access from a private drive towards the rear. the upper levels cantilever over the driveway to maximize area. the program stipulated three 2,300 sq. ft. dwelling units. each unit required a living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, master suite, guest suite, and a two-car garage. resources project The Envelope, Dallas client Fairfax Develops architect Buchanan Architecture design team Russell Buchanan, AIA; Jordan Yamada contractor Fairfax Develops consultants McHale Engineering, Inc. (structural) photographer Jason Franzen masonry units : Featherlite; plastic fabrications : Polygal; metal windows : Kawneer; tile : Daltile