1800 sf
Georgetown TX.


The study of proportion has forever been a part of Architectural practice and theory. The presence of historically established proportional systems in contemporary work has declined over the past few decades due to the emergence of digital systems and algorithms. While these novel digital systems provide a greater richness to Architectural practice, it is imperative we not forget the vast potential of established proportional systems from our culture's past.

The Sixton House is the result of an intensive investigation into the √3 rectangle proportion system. When a √3 rectangle is equally divided into three parts along it's longest length, the resulting rectangles retain the √3 proportion. This proportion of 1:1.732 is evident throughout the Sixton House from the plan and elevations to the doors, windows, and shingles. Within the compositions of the orthographic projections sub-compositions emerge, generating a visual resonance between multiple scales. Through a rigorous application of the proportional system the √3 rectangle itself becomes the context for the project.

The private zones are contained within the two brick trapezoids and are separated by a wooden structure that folds to define the living area. This wood and shingle structure contorts as it mediates the figure of the facade from the southeast to northwest.