[Bracketed Space] House named the "Regional Winner in Contemporary Interior Design by Luxe Interiors + Design's Red Awards"

 

[Bracketed Space] House, designed by Matt Fajkus Architecture and furnished by Gingerwood Design, has been named the "Regional Winner in Contemporary Interior Design (Austin + San Antonio) by Luxe Interiors + Design's Red Awards".

Architecturally, a diverse material palette is paired with views and natural light to create a unique ambiance in each space. The interior space extends to a courtyard which terraces down to the tree canopy. 

 

Construction Progress: Filtered Frame Dock

 

More about Filtered Frame Dock here

Descendant House featured on AIA Austin CRAN Tour

 

The Descendant House has been featured on AIA Austin's CRAN Tour. CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) is a resource for those who practice residential architecture, and it hosts a monthly public construction tour providing special programs and continuing education to interested parties.

During the walkthrough, a talk on “Crafting Architecture with [IN]VISIBLE Site Constraints” was given by Matt Fajkus and Sarah Johnson.

“Site constraints are often a valuable part of the design process, interjecting richness and meaning in ways that feel real and necessary for a project to exist within its unique context. The design process for the Descendant House project had to factor in many site constraints that were both visible, and invisible. These constrains include; navigating historical context of the original mid-century modern home that was deemed unsalvageable due to extreme site conditions; addressing extreme site conditions, such as the Erosion Hazard Zone and deep site cuts, in order to construct a new home that would not be subject to the same distress over time; and utilizing a sloping site to provide private zones for a multi-generational family.”

 

Hip Hop Architecture Hack-a-thon

 

MF Architecture team member Ingrid Gonzalez Featherston was invited to attend the Hip Hop Architecture Hack-a-thon led by Mike Ford, in partnership with Autodesk HQ in San Francisco, CA. Over the course of the 2-day design cypher, architects, designers, artists, rappers, emcees, and computer programmers worked together to study the intersection between architecture and hip hop through making. 

Participants broke out into teams to further study a component of the provocations given that related to how architecture and hip hop can inform one another through lyrical analysis, augmented and virtual reality, and digital fabrication. At the end of the design cypher, each team presented their conclusions and prototypes of how hip hop culture can inform the space of architecture.

Featherston and her fellow team members began with mapping movement and experience of each person listening to a track blindfolded. This information was then translated from line drawings to a three-dimensional digitally cut model, to a final virtual sculpture that could one day inform a built sculpture of the representation.