Shorthand House

Project Information

An abbreviated form of handwriting served as a conceptual springboard for FdM:Arch’s design of this Houston home. Our client’s knowledge of shorthand, which she utilized throughout her professional career, inspired our team to translate the spatial diversity of a larger residence into a more condensed expression on a small suburban site.

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Project Details

  • Place Houston, TX
  • Date 1996
  • Client Elsian Cozens
  • Area 3,400 SF
  • Architect Francois deMenil Architect, PC
  • Structural Engineer Ove Arup & Partners
  • MEP Engineer Ove Arup & Partners
  • Landscape Architect William Hartman Landscaping
  • Lighting Francois deMenil Architect, PC
  • Contractor Builders West