Developed as a home for multiple generations, the Descendant House allows three family units and generations to co-exist harmoniously in a single structure. The house physically descends down the slope of the lot, while also carrying on the legacy of a former house that previously existed on the site.
About Matt Fajkus Architecture
Matt Fajkus Architecture is an award-winning and licensed architecture office that welcomes residential and commercial projects, both small and large. The design work of Matt Fajkus Architecture is based on the belief that each project is unique, as it should be driven by the client, the site, and functional requirements, rather than a singular, preconceived aesthetic. The firm aims for clear and simple solutions to complex problems by blending expertise as well as experimentation. As a young and energetic collaborative, the firm is simultaneously an academic think tank, directly connected to theoretical and technological research at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, while also practicing with a deep focus on realizing exceptional buildings.
LOCATION: Austin, Texas
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The basis of the Hewn House design starts with a cabin’s simple form and materiality: a gable roof, a wood-clad body, a prominent fireplace that acts as the hearth, and integrated indoor-outdoor spaces.
The Allotted Space House is strategically positioned and programed to frame particular views, including the city skyline in the distance, all along a sloped site in Austin’s Rollingwood neighborhood.
Situated in the Texas Hill Country, just outside of downtown Austin, Alive + Well is a comprehensive wellness center, designed and built around a shared philosophy of holistic health.
Sited high in the hills, the original Via Media residence was designed with balcony/deck access in every single room, opening up to the nature and tranquility just minutes away from downtown Austin.
The Ridgewood Residence is a carefully-composed interpretation as a reimagined classic Mid-Century Modern house by A.D. Stenger. The horizontality of the original design, low-pitched roof and unique fireplace form are respected in the adaption