Horizon House, Elgin Residence, Residential Texas Property, Architecture in USA

Horizon House in Elgin

Contemporary Home in Texas, USA design by Matt Fajkus Architecture

31 May 2016

Horizon House

Location: Elgin, Texas, USA

Design: Matt Fajkus Architecture

Horizon House

Horizon House

Situated on a generous lot in Elgin, Texas, Horizon House draws all movement and views toward its eastern horizon.

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Beyond the extents of the foundation lies a verdant rolling landscape, featuring a pond in the distance.

Contemporary Home in Elgin, Texas

Wildlife, both animal and vegetable, consume the site, and Horizon House is the lens through which the elements of this environment become clear.

Horizon House in Elgin, Texas

The composition of the house employs a simple relationship between public and private zones by directly splitting the two. The fracture, also known as the ‘link,’ is a distinct space from both the long, private bar and the open, shared public area.

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This separation is then reinforced by the choice of exterior cladding, with corrugated metal in the private zone and cypress siding in the public, both of which speak to vernacular agricultural typologies.

Contemporary Home in Elgin, Texas

Spatially, the link is also used for circulation of people, water, air, and electricity between the two sides of the home. In Horizon House, movement and passage are celebrated and rewarded with shifts in view and experience.

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Here, it is not simply the rooms, or destination, that carries the focus, but rather the circulation, or journey, itself.

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Contemporary Home in Elgin, Texas – Building Information

Project Name: Horizon House
Architect: Matt Fajkus Architecture
Project Manager: Audrey McKee
Design Team: Matt Fajkus, AIA; Audrey McKee
Design Support: Brandon Hubbard; Seda Koyluoglu

Contemporary House in Elgin, Texas

General Contractor: Pugh Custom Build
Location: Elgin, Texas, USA
Completed: 2012

Horizon House

Photography: Bryant Hill, Matt Fajkus Architecture

Horizon House in Elgin, Texas information / images from Matt Fajkus Architecture

Website: Matt Fajkus Architecture

Location: Elgin, Texas, USA

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