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Buzz Lofts p r o j e c t  Buzz Lofts, Dallas Buzz Lofts, a live/work residential building designed by c l i e n t  Dallas Buzz t. howard + associates, is sited on an urban block near a r c h i t e c t  t. downtown Dallas. Sustainable, modern, and artistic howard + associates/Parmadesign d e s i g n t e a m   Kevin Parma, AIA ; Todd Howard, AIA ; Michael describe the design concept for the three-story building that rests above ground-floor parking. The 49,500-sf Staten, AIA c o n t r a c t o r  KWA building features minimal interiors, natural ventilation, Construction Engineering (structural); Lwanda & Com- extended overhangs, water reclamation, and sustainable pany (MEP); Macatee Engineering (civil); Hocker Design Group materials. The structure’s V-shaped roof cantilevers to (landscape) maximize shade, while directing rainwater to irrigation c o n s u l t a n t s   McHale p h o t o g r a p h e r  Jay cisterns. Residences open onto a shared, naturally venti- Brousseau lated breezeway, and private balconies are accessed by architectural metal work : operable overhead doors. Sustainable concepts include pre - fabricated wood joists and trusses : bamboo flooring, xeriscaped plantings, cementitious r e s o u r c e s metal materials : Change Chamber Studio; Stark Truss Company; Excel Steel; siding : James Hardie Building Products; siding, reflective single-ply roofing, and wind-powered membrane roofing : Mule-Hide Products; wood doors : BMC Select; metal energy. An electric scooter is provided to each unit for windows : Atrium Windows & Doors – Texas; tub and shower enclosures : transportation to nearby activities. RE Watson & Associates; casework : Section kitchen and bath cabinets , manufactured IKEA; kitchen appliances : GE Appliances; trash chute : B&W N o e l l e H e i n z e Sales; lighting : Lights Fantastic; water submeters : Hocutt; fire alarms : Double D Fire; wiring : 9 / 1 0 access control : Entry Technologies; phone and cable Newtek Enterprises 2 0 1 0 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 83

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