Texas Architect - Jan/Feb 2013: Residential Design
In this edition, we have included a collection ofhouses that illustrates the extensive collaborationnecessary for an effective relationshipbetween architect and client. This dialogueresults in homes that are true to the ideas anddesires of the people who inhabit them. Distinctlifestyles and budgets are fully expressed in thehouse that grew around a kitchen; in a modest,transportable home; a playful pool house; ahouse that embraces a tree; and in a collectionof homes that resolved an important need forurban housing.
Portfolio: Restaurants Triniti Restaurant Project Triniti Restaurant, Houston Client Culinary Associates Architect MC2 Architects Design team Chung Nguyen, AIA; Chuong Nguyen Photographer Stephen Gutierrez ESTCODE ESTCODE EDOCTSE 6 5 1 3 2 Contractor :MC2 Architects and Construction Consultants LANDSCAPE : The Office of James Burnett; STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Sigma Engineering; CIVIL ENGINEERS: Carlos A. Gutierrez, CSF Consulting, TBPE Firm F-4395, Civil Structural and Forensic Engineering Solutions; MEP: Boxx Group Resources CONCRETE MATERIALS/BAR/TABLES/BENCHES: SiteCon Services; PLANTING ACCESSORIES: Element Garden; GRANITE/TILE : Thorntree Slate and Marble; ARCHITECTURAL METALWORK/WALL COVERINGS: McNichols; METAL DOORS/SPECIALTY DOORS/ENTRANCES/METAL WINDOWS/GLASS/GLAZED CURTAINWALL : Alex Glass and Mirrors; GLASS PRODUCTS/ ENTRANCE DOORS/GLASS BAR TOPS/SLIDING DIVIDER DOORS: Vision Products; PAINTS: Benjamin Moore; CUSTOM BUILT FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT : ISI Food Service Equipment; DRAPERY/ CURTAIN HARDWARE : Duralee; RESTAURANT AND BAR FURNITURE/ LIGHTING: Tom Dixon, Zeitraum (Kuhl-Linscomb) 56 Texas Architect 1/2 2013 ESTCODE MC2 Architects renovated a 1936 Houston art-deco building for its client, the owners of Triniti Restaurant. The program includes indoor and outdoor dining, an open-concept kitchen, a bar, an herb garden, and support facilities. The 5,500-sf structure has housed various businesses and undergone numerous conversions throughout its history. The architects restored the building to its original structure, adding a new metal skin that wraps around the building. The skin is made of folded and perforated aluminum panels with an opacity of 42 percent to block out the sun, while allowing the views to permeate. Taking advantage of the moving traffic in front of the building, one side of the panels is painted in a series of greens; the other side of the panels is painted in a series of oranges. The building changes from green to orange or vice versa depending on the direction of a viewer’s travel. The concept for the interiors was to strike a balance between the original structure and the new renovations. Interior walls and ceilings were added in a series of three volumes that both hide and highlight different parts of the original building. Three steel columns and three brick columns, representing “Triniti,” were left untouched to reveal the diverse history of the space. 9 7 8 8 ESTCODE ESTCODE 10 6 4 5 ESTCODE ESTCODE FLOOR PLAN 1 WINE DISPLAY 2 WINE CELLAR 3 BAR 4 BOOTH DINING 5 DINING 6 RESTROOM 7 CHEF’S TABLE 8 KITCHEN 9 WALK-IN COOLER 10 PATIO DINING