Situated on a sloping site, Hollowcat Wild is a composition of three stone boxes. A guesthouse and garage stretch alongside a 6-ft-deep, 150-ft-long arching cut into the limestone strata. The clean design and simple palette create an architecture for clients who desired a tranquil, elegant home with the sensibilities of an art museum.
Mell Lawrence Architects
Mell Lawrence Architects is an architectural design firm in Austin, TX. We seek to honor the best of timeless building traditions while embracing modern building technologies and celebrating the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Our award-winning firm sprang to life in July of 1991, specializing in residential and small commercial designs across the country. From new homes and residential additions, to restaurants, retail, office, and public environments, our modest sized firm has received over 20 national, state, and local design awards.
Balcones House appears as a wide-brimmed glass pavilion rising from a solid concrete base. It’s lantern-like public face is complimented by the solid form of the guest house, a separate structure that sits with it’s back turned to the street.