Houston, Texas - 2008
LEED for Homes Silver Certification
HOUSE X2 emerged as the product of compromise, flexibility, and creativity. The challenging site at the edge of an established residential neighborhood had been slated for a controversial new office building when the Owners proposed an alternate use - a pair of homes for their growing families with one unit having the Architect's office on the ground floor.
The scheme acts as a buffer between the residential and commercial neighbors bordering the property, a much appreciated resolution to the challenge created by Houston's lack of zoning policies. The building's contemporary aesthetic makes use of commercial materials and technologies for the live-work scheme, helping to mediate between the adjacent traditional residences and the larger scale and contemporary look of the nearby office buildings.