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Annie Street, a single-family residence in Austin, Texas by DIG:A

Designed by Austin-based architecture studio DIG:A, Annie Street is a single-family residence in Austin, Texas, United States completed in 2016.

Project description by the architect:

Located along Bouldin Creek, the house was designed around an internal courtyard that faces the creek to provide a feeling of seclusion along this busy street in Bouldin. The copper shingles were selected to provide a hard barrier against the street, while the addition of the two corner windows in the copper surfaces creates a profile that is still welcoming to the neighborhood and gives a hint of what's behind the facade. Once you enter the front gate, you are immediately removed from the street into an oasis surrounded by nature and running water and are completely removed from the cityscape that lies just outside. Since this property is located on a 100 year floodplain, the house is raised on a foundation that allows water to flow underneath, reducing the amount of water displacement onsite to prevent flooding downstream. This creates a unique opportunity for the house to be raised at near eye-level with the branches of the large oak trees that line the creek.

a single family house in Austin with copper facade image © DIG:A

kitchen with island made of stone image © DIG:A

modern kitchen with large windows let the sunlight enters the room image © DIG:A

cozy living room with grey sofa image © DIG:A

living room with large windows let the natural sunlight enters the room image © DIG:A

house with window and beautiful landscape view image © DIG:A

huge tree can be seen through big window image © DIG:A

skylight in the ceiling let the sunlight enters the house image © DIG:A

house with wooden deck image © DIG:A

trees are reflected in the window glass image © DIG:A

beautiful flowers in a glass post and table image © DIG:A

 

Project name: Annie Street

Architecture firm: DIG:A

Location:  Austin, TexasUnited States

Completion year: 2016 

Built area: 1795 ft²

Site area: 5782 ft²

Photography: DIG:A


By Naser N. Ibrahim

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