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The Brown Residence southwestern-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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September 10, 2014
Root Design & Landscape wrote:
Is "plate steel" different than Corten? Thanks!
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Hello...not affiliated with "the construction zone, ltd." but saw your question.

Plate and sheet, as a descriptor, reference the metal thickness. In my experience, plate is any thickness above 3/16", sheet is anything below. However there are variances on that rule of thumb.

Corten is the brand name of a specific type of steel alloy. Our local steel warehouse typically stocks A588 Corten making me believe it's the most common of weathering alloys. Hope that helps!
    Bookmark   September 14, 2014 at 4:54PM
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Corten is a brand name for a type of weathering steel. Plate refers to the thickness of the material ( I agree - typically 3/16" and above.)
    Bookmark   September 18, 2014 at 1:48PM
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May 10, 2014
stevenheyne wrote:
Beautiful House!!! What are the exterior paint colors/brand?
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Hi Steven,
The exterior wall is not painted, it is a hard trowel integral color plaster. The color is based on Dunn-Edwards “Hickory” - DEC759.
    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 5:37PM
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April 14, 2014
catporten wrote:
I would also love to know where the wicker chairs are from!
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The chairs were selected by the interior designer, Robyn Menter. You can find out more about her work here;
    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 8:43AM
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June 14, 2013
mgain4 wrote:
Love the corten stairs and firewood storage. Is the Corten surfaced over concrete? Please provide details
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Is "plate steel" different from Corten? Thanks.
    Bookmark   September 10, 2014 at 5:27PM
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Corten is a brand name for a type of weathering steel. Plate refers to the thickness of the material ( I agree - typically 3/16" and above.)
    Bookmark   September 18, 2014 at 2:01PM
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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.
    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 9:23AM
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September 30, 2012
buzmckinley wrote:
what surface is on the patio? very nice!!
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arizona flagstone slabs, mud-set and grouted
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November 28, 2012
idacal3 wrote:
Where are the wicker chairs from?
November 1, 2012
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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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Multi-level courtyard with firepit, lounging and a golf course view. awards 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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