Strass Residence

Austin, Texas
Location
  • Austin, Texas
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 2924
  • Lot Size
  • 9464 sqf
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • This project page was created by community member Matt Fajkus Architecture

    The L-Shaped configuration of the Strass Residence aims to subtly incorporate itself into the existing neighborhood fabric, while tucking the larger two-story private wing away from the street.

    The design has an indirect yet celebrated entry, organizing a procession to the back yard. A large existing tree on the site separates the common areas from the private realms, along with a glazed corridor and distinctive staircase. The scheme enables open, airy, and light-filled interior spaces through carefully designed openings - each forming an intimate connection to the outdoors. The common areas bleed outside to enhance indoor-outdoor entertainment, while the private wing has its own secluded patio area.

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

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    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

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    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Twist Tours

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    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

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    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Twist Tours

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Twist Tours

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Twist Tours

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Fajkus Architecture

    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

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    Strass Residence by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photography: Anna Katsios

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    MF Architecture is an award-winning and licensed architecture office that welcomes residential and commercial projects, both small and large. We work with all budgets with competitive design fees. The design work of Matt Fajkus Architecture is based on the belief that each project is unique, as it should be driven by the client, the site, and functional requirements, rather than a singular, preconceived aesthetic. The firm aims for clear and simple solutions to complex problems by blending expertise as well as experimentation. As a young and energetic collaborative, the firm is simultaneously an academic think tank, directly connected to theoretical and technological research at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, while also practicing with a deep focus on realizing exceptional buildings. MF Architecture possesses advanced knowledge in sustainable design principles, including energy-efficient strategies, passive daylighting, and intelligent material choices to promote healthy indoor air quality. The office believes that the current sustainability-driven era is the most all-encompassing movement since Modernism, as it reaches to all scales of design including lifestyle choices. Thus, the firm is driven by the optimism that we live in an ideal time to affect positive change locally and globally, all accomplished by intelligent design. MF Architecture promotes a transparent design process including a direct collaboration with client and builder. Likewise, the firm fosters honesty and functionality in design itself, with a belief in balancing restraint and expression in broad design moves as well as material choices and composition. The firm 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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