Within a very ordinary neighborhood, the Constant Springs Residence is oriented to take maximum advantage of the unexpected escarpment, creek and natural views offered at the rear of the property.
In Austin, Texas, where housing is in high demand, the innovative formation of two condos (a primary residence and an accessory dwelling unit) provides increased density and makes the South 3rd Street Residence affordable.
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.
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.
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, […]