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Crocker House
Corpus Christi, Texas
Located in a 1930's neighborhood, this house is intended to evoke the weight and substance of area houses built when masonry was more than veneer. Handmade Mexican brick, job-cast concrete lintels, copper and bronze railings and fascias, and composition shingles comprise the exterior palette. Patterned glass clerestories are designed with structural mullions to provide a continuous expanse of natural light inside. The "backyard" was placed on a street, south and east of the house to create afternoon shade, morning sun, and winter warmth penetrating the patios and living spaces of the house. The west-street front was assigned as entry where a largely opaque fašade would at once generate formality, privacy and solar benefit.
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