"So you're like human? Like one hundred percent human? I've heard scary things about you guys," the boy says. "Aren't you human?" I ask. "No. I'm an elf. Well a mixture of an elf and human, but I'm not one hundred percent human," he answers.
For a cost-conscious 2,000-square-foot renovation located 30 minutes outside of Austin, Texas, architect Nick Deaver took a look around for inspiration. He spied galvanized metal cladding on the region’s sheds and co-opted the inexpensive, resilient material for his own design.