Canopy House

Canopy House

A Parallel Architecture
Austin, TX, USA | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Casey Dunn
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Ceiling FanBig Ass Fans
Pendant LightMoooi
Heracleum II Suspended
Dining tableKnoll
Kenmare armchair
Windows and DoorsQuantum Windows & Doors
Signature Series

Product Spec Sheet
Ceiling Fan
Pendant Light
Heracleum II Suspended by Moooi
Dining table
Saarinen by Knoll
Kenmare armchair by Modloft
Windows and Doors
Signature Series by Quantum Windows & Doors

Canopy House

A Parallel Architecture as Architects

The design employs a large canopy structure, economically constructed but carefully proportioned and detailed, to provide for a series of outdoor living spaces arranged around a large central courtyard. The home’s roof canopy and overhangs are configured to take advantage of optimal solar orientation and prevailing breezes, while the building footprint is carefully threaded between the towering oak and pecan trees to maximize beneficial seasonal shading. Opposing low slung sleeping wings run parallel with the north and south boundaries, providing sanctuary to a long series of terracing lawns, gardens, courtyards, and a glassy central living space. Wood clad bridges house kitchen and dining program while the thin, structurally expressive canopy structure floats over the lower roofs and offers deep cover to the front entry and western facing rear patio. A second canopy structure occupies the southwest corner of the property, it’s deep overhangs sheltering the pool and lawn from the intense setting sun. Given the hot Texas climate, these deep shaded patios with generous connections to the indoors are enjoyable year-round and nearly double the amount of living space in the home. 


Materials used:

  1. Big Ass Fan – Ceiling Fan – Haiku
  2. WAC – Recessed Lights
  3. Quantum – Windows and Doors – Signature Series
  4. Superior Fireplaces – indoor/outdoor fireplace
  5. Moooi – Pendant Light – Heracleum II Suspended
  6. Hansgrohe – Outdoor Shower
  7. Badeloft – Freestanding Tub
  8. Emtek – Cabinet Hardware
  9. Rheinzink – Metal Siding
  10. Hansgrohe – Bath Plumbing Fixtures
  11. Duravit – Kitchen Plumbing Fixtures
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