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2307 Madera Street // FAR + DANG

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Architectural Design Team: Rizi Faruqui, AIA and Bang Dang

General Contractor: Dimension Design + Build
Structural Design: KISS Engineering

Completed: 2016
Square Footage: 3,364

 

This project began as a speculative, single-family project on a long, deep lot in Dallas’ Knox Henderson neighborhood. The parameters were to design a highly efficient and cost-effective modern home that connects indoor and outdoor spaces. The scale of the project was also critical, in that the house had to fit well within the context of the mostly one-story neighborhood. The lot was initially divided into two halves by placing the house on one side, and a long, interior garden space for outdoor gatherings on the other. The house was divided into two main volumes linked by a screen porch and an upper deck. The outdoor spaces of the screen porch and upper deck act as the joint between the front volume and the back volume of the house. Taking the massing of the project and extruding voids to create outdoor spaces further reduces the scale of the project, and allows for natural light to enter. A charcoal gray, mini rib metal siding was chosen to further incorporate the home into the neighborhood. A black-stained, cedar wood siding was used to provide some contrast and depth to the main structure. The resulting design carves out a comfortable, linear garden space enclosed by the two-story home.

 

Photography Credit: Daniel Martinez Photography