Canterbury Residence / Murray Legge Architecture
Text description presented by the architects. The Canterbury Household is a compact urban residence. It consists of two bedrooms, a media place, and a fully detached visitor suite in only 1680 square ft. The home’s form is inspired by conventional pet dog-trot houses a courtyard serves as the main of the living area, extending the compact spaces on possibly side into a non-public outside place.
All 3 bedrooms as very well as the principal residing room have views into the courtyard, bringing an abundance of all-natural mild while maintaining privacy.
The exterior of the house is clad in white LaHabra stucco, besides for the courtyard, which makes use of a garapa rain display screen process. The elements break up the white shell to reveal the heat interior, emphasizing the place as the focal point of the developing.
The courtyard is shaded from the extreme Texas sunlight with a metal brise-soleil. The steel louvers shade home windows in the afternoon when the sunlight is at its most harsh and develop an infinitely shifting engage in of shadows in the courtyard.
The house’s interiors use modest elements in an elevated fashion. White subway tile and enough daylight generate bright lavatory spaces. Adhere framing and plywood bay windows make seating areas and carry heat into the residing house and bedrooms.