In the heart of the city and on a 50’ wide infill lot, the South 5th Residence is delineated as a three-story volume that—with an open living room suspended on two piers— deftly negotiates the city of Austin’s zoning regulations and the Oak’s critical root zone, nimbly avoiding tree roots.
Alterstudio Architecture LLP of Austin, Texas focuses its attention on the relationship between the material facts of architecture and the social occasions it shelters and invites. The work is rooted in deep-seated virtues of architecture – generous space making, shrewd manipulation of day lighting, and meticulous attention to detail. The heightening of direct human experience and the framing of the complex circumstances of their situations are at the core of each project.
Alterstudio Architects is recognized as one of ‘the most innovative and progressive architecture firms in Texas,’ has won many design awards and has been published regionally, nationally and internationally. Rather than a traditional, top-down structure, the office operates more collaboratively, and relies on the talent and independence of each of its seven staff.
The Cuernavaca house is the latest installment in an evolving constructed landscape on a two-acre family compound that is shared by the client and her sister. Nestled in a wooded lot, the home forms an ensemble with an existing pool house.
Designed by Alterstudio Architecture, built by Wilmington-Gordon with landscape design by Mark Word, Valburn Residence is truly an exceptional example of contemporary architecture that celebrates the natural beauty of its surroundings. Perched on a hilltop in Austin, Texas, the home offers sweeping Hill Country views that include the Pennybacker Bridge. Design elements such as walls of […]
Valburn West House is a contemporary residence designed by Alterstudio Architecture, located in Austin, Texas. Project description: Minimal impervious cover allowances and the possibility of astonishing views from the second level led to designing the primary living rooms upstairs. The visitor enters through a lush garden that tempers the ubiquitous environs, and provides a sense […]
Austin architects Kevin Alter, Tim Whitehill, and Ernesto Cragnolino—principals in Alterstudio Architecture—had designed Shah Residence for clients Sam Shah and Ann Suttles. Project description: The Shah Residence is a substantial renovation and expansion of a 1927 bungalow in Travis Heights, Austin, Texas. The existing, 1000 sf building was rescued from dilapidation and delineated abstractly in stark white, […]
Located in Austin, Texas, Bunny Run Residence is a two-storey house designed by Alterstudio Architecture. Description by AlterStudio: The Bunny Run Residence is oriented to take maximum advantage of the unexpected greenbelt and lovely views offered at the rear of the property. A two-story mass establishes an independent relationship with the site. The entry court, […]