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The Brown Residence modern patio

The Brown Residence

Multi-level courtyard with firepit, lounging and a golf course view.

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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mgain4 wrote:
Love the corten stairs and firewood storage. Is the Corten surfaced over concrete? Please provide details
   Comment   June 14, 2013
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The stair and retaining wall system are 1/4" plate steel. There is some concrete at the foundation but it is not continuous. The system has some support structure behind and is covered with a fluid applied membrane prior to backfill.
June 14, 2013 at 2:01pm   
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sunflower1160 wrote:
Rafters and overhang - Could you tell me the length of the overhang, an are the rafters steel beams? Thanks Love the design!
   Comment   November 1, 2012
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The roof overhangs from 10-12 feet. The entire structure is a welded steel frame with a metal desck and sprayed urethane roof. Thanks.
March 20, 2013 at 9:23am   
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buzmckinley wrote:
what surface is on the patio? very nice!!
   Comment   September 30, 2012
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arizona flagstone slabs, mud-set and grouted
October 4, 2012 at 3:07pm     
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catporten wrote:
I would also love to know where the wicker chairs are from!
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idacal3 wrote:
Where are the wicker chairs from?
   Comment   November 28, 2012
sunflower1160 wrote:
Rafters and overhang - Could you tell me the length of the overhang, an are the rafters steel beams? Thanks Love the design!
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Katya Popova added this to Firewood Kindles Summer Style
4. Take it outdoors. Firewood does very well outdoors in summer because it can dry out to prepare for cold weather. This clever design makes a great contrast to the otherwise modern and clean look of the yard.
This part of Arizona, Desert Mountain, enjoys cooler temperatures, which equals much more time spent outside in all three seasons than in other parts of the state. The landscape contains a sequence of several outdoor rooms, designed for lounging, eating, swimming and enjoying a fire on chilly nights. The spaces relate to the house via physical and visual connections and materials. On this outdoor patio, a steel staircase, exposed concrete and flagstones relate back to the house via texture and color. Logs for the fire pit are cleverly stored beneath a sidewalk. To the right, there's a grill and another patio with a dining area.
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