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A Simple House, 99K House Competition
Houston, Texas

The 1,235 square foot wood-frame house is simple and straightforward – two rectangular sheds under a single roof plane are attached on a pier and beam foundation and wrapped by an exterior deck and walkway. In response to Houston’s hot and humid climate, the house is oriented to take advantage of shade and summer breezes and to let abundant natural light into its interior. Large, open spaces are cross ventilated by operable windows and sliding doors that allow the house to “breathe.” Pitched roofs with wide overhangs provide solar shading and shed rain during Houston’s heavy downpours. The single story, budget conscious house respects local vernacular traditions and engages the street to encourage interaction with neighbors.
Royse-Eagleton Architects Project