• Project Type Residential

  • Location Austin, TX

  • Status Complete

  • Awards 2020 AIA Austin Homes Tour

  • Collaborators Jobe Corral Architects, Austin Groundskeepers

Solarium

A Clarksville bungalow gains a one room living room addition, the Solarium.

An accordion window wall opens to the backyard, blurring the inside/outside transition and transporting you through a lush threshold to the urban backyard and Accessory Dwelling Unit. Privacy was important to the owner, so the compact lot became more intimate through added screening and plantings, tucking the Solarium into a green envelope. The plant palette includes lush subtropical plantings appropriate for the period bungalow, while the paving is minimal and modern.