Lidija Grozdanic

Architect Miguel Rivera's Daylit Residence in Austin is a Renovated 1917 Bungalow

by , 05/14/13



Miro Rivera Architects , 1917 Bungalow, green renovation, Austin renovated bungalow, Austin renovation, renovated homes, Texas architecture, Clarksville bungalows, daylit homes, natural lighting

The 1917 Bungalow is one in a series of homes located in Austin’s old Clarksville district, whose first owners were freed slaves. The major challenge with the renovation was organizing the long, narrow plot and taking into account the historic neighborhood, the architect said. The length of the site was used to push the entrance to the side of the house, at the point where the old structure meets the extension.

The addition was designed as a long, simple volume that contains the kitchen and living rooms. Large floor-to-ceiling windows open towards the courtyard with a new pool and two prominent oak trees. The white interior walls are decorated with vibrant Latin American art and shelter spaces bathed in natural light.

+ Miro Rivera Architects

Via World Architecture News

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >