Bull Creek Residence
2008-2015 | Austin TX
Architect Michael Maltzan Architecture
Structural Engineer Guy Nordenson and Associates
This residence is situated on a 55-acre site. It includes a Main House with residential spaces and a Barn used primarily for olive oil production. The buildings also host contemporary art showings.
The Main House is tucked into the landscape, with its upper level approximately at grade. The Main House basement and first floor are below and partially below grade, and framed primarily in cast-in-place concrete. Concrete columns with tapered profiles support the covered entry driveway and garage roof slab. The above grade structure forms the roof surface and is made of structural steel. The exposed steel columns are fabricated double-L sections with tapered bases.
The Barn encompasses two building volumes with a single roof spanning between them. A custom concrete T-column supports the roof structure and forms a covered central parking court. Both buildings use concrete below grade and steel framing with concrete on metal deck above.