1111 / Bercy Chen Studio

  • 07 Jul 2012
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Architect: Bercy Chen Studio
Location: , Texas, USA
General Contractor: Bercy Chen Studio LP
Construction Manager: Bercy Chen Studio LP
Area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Bercy Chen Studio

© Bercy Chen Studio

1111 east 11th is a three story mixed use project in the revitalized 11th Street Corridor of Austin TX. The ground floor is divided between an art gallery and boutique retail outlet. The second floor is reserved for office tenants with residential spaces occupying the top floor.

© Bercy Chen Studio

Formally, the shifting floor plates align with area landmarks such as the Texas State Capitol and the UT Austin Tower. The form mimics the geological exfoliation of the central Texas landscape, which can be found at the `Enchanted Rock`, the Texas version of Australia’s Ayres Rock.


1st floor plan

The resultant space is a series of unexpected terraces and canopies drawing one outdoors. The cantilevered second floor provides a respite of shade from the intense Texas sun at the entry. The floor plates step back at the rear of the structure allowing it to mediate between the commercial scale of the front and the residential in the back.

Cite: "1111 / Bercy Chen Studio" 07 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=250477>
  • Eric

    With just a bit more effort this project could have looked even more like the Austin City Hall. With some more effort it could have looked less like it.