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Berkeley Courtyard House contemporary-exterior

Berkeley Courtyard House

Photo Credit: David Stark Wilson

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April 20, 2013
pablomsu wrote:
What material did you use for the "columns" along the patio's colonnade? - It looks like steel I-beams similar to the balcony's structural material?
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painted tube steel
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August 12, 2012
dlab Architects wrote:
Hi, great looking house! what material did you guys use as wall clad?
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That material is zinc ( from VM Zinc ) in a custom panel size
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thank you
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Looking northeast from the driveway, we can see how the house opens itself up to the west with larger expanses of glass and a wraparound balcony at the master bedroom. Roof extensions cut down on the summer sun, but they also serve — with the skinny columns, especially — to create a porous frame that makes the separation between indoor and outdoor space less distinct. These extensions "provide protected exterior circulation and ample surface area for the extensive photo-voltaic arrays that power the house," says Wilson.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Umbrella House Creates Shower of Inspiration
As in the Umbrella House, this Berkeley, California, home incorporates an independent roof structure that extends out beyond the house's exterior walls. The thin columns that support the roof create a framework containing the home, as in the Umbrella House. The big difference here is how the house isn't just a cube of space. Rather, it's as if the Umbrella House were pulled apart and jostled to accommodate a diiferent site.

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