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The Brown Residence southwestern-exterior

The Brown Residence

Despite being located in an expansive golf community, the Brown residence celebrates stunning desert views from almost every space. Its careful design makes this possible as views to neighboring houses are edited out focused instead on distant mountains. While the residence presents an unassuming, modest scale to the street, it steps down with the slope of the site allowing the spaces inside to become quite generous. Oversize pivot doors and large expanses of glass allow abundant light and air into these spaces while broad overhangs and shading devices protect them from the harsh desert sun.

2011 - Texas Society of Architects / AIA Design Award
2010 - AIA San Antonio Merit Award

Architecture: Lake/Flato Architects
Contractor: the construction zone, ltd.
Photography: Bill Timmerman

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September 29, 2012
susanrobertson wrote:
What is that rust colored material hanging in the middle of the window?
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it is hot rolled steel, over a waterproof membrane
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Can you tell me the brand & material of the outdoor furniture? Thank you!
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January 23, 2012
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They are very cool chairs. Not sure of where to purchase them though.
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Quinze & Milan Jellyfish House Chair
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The desert of the American Southwest is a context that is ideal for deep overhangs, particularly when the client and architect opt for large glass walls to capture desert views.
Lindsey M. Roberts added this to Roof Overhangs Project Lower Energy Costs
Shallow roof overhangs may be best for northern regions, but in the south, deep overhangs such as this one by The Construction Zone are ideal.
As for the logistics of constructing such a home, hiring experienced local builders to execute a design is usually a good plan; they know the local craftspeople, resources and climate issues. "We used hot-rolled steel all around the project; in our dry climate, we don't need to use weathering Cor-Ten steel," says Byrnes.
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: Modern Metal Shingle Style
Hot-Rolled SteelThe process of hot rolling steel begins with larger raw materials and can be done more quickly (no need to wait for cooling) and efficiently. This process yields a less-expensive product than cold-rolled steel, but also one that has more size variability — shrinkage during cooling can be unpredictable. The surface appearance is often described as scaly. Used here in a more rustic and casual unfinished form, it's a fitting solution.

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Cold Rolled Steel - naturally rusts
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January 31, 2015
glass and corten together
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December 20, 2014
metal siding
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December 19, 2014
DNL Too austere and industrial/institutional looking
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November 25, 2014
cool chairs
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November 24, 2014
love the hot rolled steel
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August 30, 2014
Steel Design and color
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Chair outside by our bedroom for patio
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metal siding
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June 24, 2014
Large overhangs for shading during summer For hot climates, at base 75 degrees, locate the shadow line at the windowsill using the March 21 (vernal equinox) sun angle.
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elerrvated roof line
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Tablero de acero oxidado, ventanearía y losa
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Love the rusted steel panel, horizontal orientation. Not sure about brick install, might like more length.
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inset in between windows
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Landscape, glass
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I really like this idea of a dropped seating area. This could be a great idea to protect against the wind.
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cold rolled steel siding
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Like hardscape, plant minimalism
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Find colour palette from natural environment.
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What about some vertical and horizontal sections?
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I like the idea of rolled steel or cor-ten steel, but I don't know if it would look right
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chairs and look
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roof/ceiling structure
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Hot-Rolled Steel The process of hot rolling steel begins with larger raw materials and can be done more quickly (no need to wait for cooling) and efficiently. This process yields a less-expensive product than cold-rolled steel, but also one that has more size variability — shrinkage during cooling can be unpredictable. The surface appearance is often described as scaly. Used here in a more rustic and casual unfinished form, it's a fitting solution.
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chairs for patio
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Sunk into ground, good use of metal?
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Rust metal in the middle - Hot rolled steel over water proof membrane
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Hot rolled steel siding
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Steel screen - love it!
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cold rolled steel - could do door like this
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Love this.
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Rusting on purpose
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Hot rolled steel...
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This is really nice - the texture and color is complimentary to the other elements to this home.
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Metal siding
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November 6, 2013
Hot-Rolled Steel The process of hot rolling steel begins with larger raw materials and can be done more quickly (no need to wait for cooling) and efficiently. This process yields a less-expensive product than cold-rolled steel, but also one that has more size variability — shrinkage during cooling can be unpredictable. The surface appearance is often described as scaly. Used here in a more rustic and casual unfinished form, it's a fitting solution.
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Revestimiento en metal reciclado
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Steel is fabricated and shaped by sets of rollers while it's hot (1,700 degrees Fahrenheit) or cold (room temperature). Cold rolling strengthens the steel, allows for very precise machining tolerances and results in a smoother appearance. This product is sometimes also referred to as mild steel, and is subject to rusting without a finish. It's a perfect match for the rugged surroundings of this home, including the ground and the nearby wooden wall. It's similar to weathered wood in color but differs significantly in texture.
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Hot rolled steel shingles
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use of cold rolled steel for exterior
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the steel cannot be beat for its multitude of appearance and effect...
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Roof overhang
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rusty metal plates
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the brown exterior
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hot rolled steel instead of corrugated?
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Back wall
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natural metal panels
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Steel wall. Different panels w different patinas
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Solid wall outside of living room
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privacy screen
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very clean overhang
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Cotten steel wall screen
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add driftwood or metal sculpture for interest
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hot rolled steel is the panelling
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xisto exterior
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chairs Quinze & Milan Jellyfish House Chair
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Wonderful space.
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