A Hyde Park bungalow gains an addition and seeks relief from a now more prominent imposing and unattractive view of the adjacent apartment building. An 8 foot ‘moviewall’ is designed that creates a more intimate courtyard space while the wall’s aperture focuses the user’s view on the ‘movie’ beyond – a lush, wild landscape. Children and adults alike occupy and engage the wall, further animating the space. Clean lined steel boxes and wood screens define the deck and perimeter, while a custom steel and marble table grounds the space. Lush plantings provide shade, texture, and privacy.

Project Type ResidentialLocation Austin, TexasStatus CompleteCollaborators Ann Armstrong