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Threshold House in Austin

Contemporary Home in Texas design by Matt Fajkus Architecture, USA

Nov 10, 2016

Design: Matt Fajkus Architecture

Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Threshold House

Threshold House

Photos by Allison Cartwright – Twist Tours, Charles Davis Smith

Threshold House – Austin Residence

Sited in the Crestview neighborhood in Central Austin, the Threshold House fits into the humble character of the neighborhood of 1940’s homes while also differentiating itself with contemporary design moves and materials. The floor plan configuration optimizes the lot, providing most spaces a direct connection to the back yard. The design also preserves the existing pecan trees to provide privacy and dappled daylight through carefully-designed doors and windows.

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The “threshold” title is based on a brick wall which tracks through the house to provide a clear separation and portal between the public and privates spaces, while also adding material interest.

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A fun fact about this house: HBO’s The Leftovers recently began principal photography there for its third and final season.

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Matt Fajkus Architecture (MF Architecture) is an award-winning and licensed architecture office that welcomes residential and commercial projects of various scales and budgets. The practice offers competitive design fees without compromising design quality and the body of work seeks simple and holistic solutions to complex problems by blending expertise and experimentation.

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Full-service Practice + Academic Think Tank. MF Architecture is led by Matt Fajkus, AIA, who is also a Tenure-Track Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. As a young and energetic collaborative, the firm is simultaneously an academic think tank, directly connected to theoretical and technological research at UT, while practicing as an office deeply focused on realizing exceptional buildings.

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Nature, People and Buildings Cohabitation. The design work of MF Architecture is based on the belief that each project is unique, as it should be driven by the client, the site and its surroundings, satisfying the rights of all inhabitants while fulfilling functional requirements with individuality, rather than being a singular, preconceived aesthetic.

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Adaptable Spaces with Sustainable Strategies. The firm possesses advanced knowledge in sustainable design principles, and the office is driven by the optimism that we live in an ideal time to affect positive change locally and globally, all accomplished through intelligent design. Adaptable spaces accommodating the present and the future are achieved by flexible plan layouts, indoor and outdoor flows, and energy-efficient methods including passive daylighting, natural ventilation, and intelligent material choices, compositions and detailing.

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Unexpected Elements from Everyday Objects. The team has a passion rooted in expanding the conventional reach and impact of architecture among the general public and within popular culture. Everyday objects are often taken as inspiration for their simplicity but unlimited potentials and relevance to create extraordinary and functional architectural elements.

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Open and Collaborative Design Process. MF Architecture promotes a transparent design process including a direct collaboration with client and builder. Likewise, the office fosters honesty and functionality in design itself, with a belief in balancing restraint and expression in broad design moves as well as details. The team enthusiastically takes on the unique challenges presented by each project to inspire highly creative, cost-effective solutions meant to enhance building performance and daily life as a whole.

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Threshold House in Austin, TX – Property Information

Project Name: Threshold House
Architect: Matt Fajkus Architecture
Project Manager: Ian M. Ellis
Design Team: Matt Fajkus, AIA; Ian M. Ellis; David Birt
Design Support: Garland Fielder; Jeff McCord; Justin Ford
General Contractor: Ranserve

Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Area: 2690 sqft / 250 sqm
Completed: 2014

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Photography: Allison Cartwright – Twist Tours, Charles Davis Smith

Threshold House in Austin information / images received 101116 from Matt Fajkus Architecture

Location: Riverview Street, Austin, TX, USA

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