Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Texas, Mell Lawrence Architects has done the contemporary home design project then implemented for a client home in Lake Buchanan.
This house named Mod Cott wear a contemporary style, which the designer features environmental friendly technologies in order to supporting activity caused of its lonely home location, such as photovoltaic solar panels, rain water collector system, and big windows could make this home survive. A garden placed to save the regional plant and beautify the outdoor view.


Architects: Mell Lawrence Architects
Location: Lake Buchanan, Texas, USA
Project Team: Mell Lawrence FAIA, Scott Smith, François Levy, Krista Whitson, & Mark Winford
Area: 1400.0 ft2
Year: 2008
Photographs: Mell Lawrence Architects, Jacob Termansen
Structural Design: Smith Structural Engineers
Contractor: Classic Constructors
Landscape: Brenda Barger Landscape Design
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"A simple metal volume perched high on a bluff offers targeted views of the lake below.Predominantly oriented to the south, the houses galvanized metal exterior is punctuated by storefront windows that frame vignette views to the south, east and west. Inside, a partition wall divides the elongated rectangular interior and supports the lofts structure, which appears to float above the glazed joist spaces.

Thick fir decking, sitting atop steel wide flange joists, creates both a ceiling for the private area below and the floor for the loft above. Fir boards wrap three sides of the interior as a super sized wainscoting unifying the stairway, kitchenette and powder room functions.

Thirteen-foot tall double doors echo the oversized wainscoting effect by further expanding the sense of scale and height in the small space.

The doors open to capture the southern view, prevailing breezes, and sounds and scents of nature creating seamless indoor-outdoor connections when desired.

Although it is on the grid, its 14 photovoltaic panels collect enough energy to power its intermittent use. Rainwater collected from the roof provides all household water while the xeriscaped landscape requires no irrigation."
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence ArchitectsHome Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence ArchitectsHome Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence ArchitectsHome Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
Home Design by Mell Lawrence Architects
 
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