“As requested by the owner, this residence took as its precedent the “Texas hill country vernacular”. The design incorporated pitched metal roofs, wide expanses of glass and high ceilings. Due to the client’s chemical sensitivity, the house also employed a wide variety of healthy house techniques and materials. So as to avoid any chance of mold, the perimeter walls are made of pumice-crete and the interior walls are metal studs. All of the roof structure is composed of exposed steel beams and metal decking. The home is divided into five separate massings to create a compound effect, clustered around a courtyard and swimming pool.