This year the AIA is creating an online experience for a global fans of its wonderful Homes Tour. It celebrates the talent of Austin’s local architects, with both traditional and contemporary designs. Expect stunning video, self-guided 360-degree virtual walkthroughs, a live session with each architect, and more. The 2020 AIA Austin Homes Tour is scheduled for October 16-19, 2020, with live sessions on October 17 & 18.
The Solarium project is a modern addition to a three-bedroom, three-bath Craftsman house in historic Clarksville in West Austin. This light-filled structure by Jobe Corral Architects transforms the existing bungalow while complementing its origin.
The landscape serves as a backdrop to the glass walls. The design showcases the handmade craft details, including a custom pulley for the fireplace screen.
The 1500 square foot addition is built of steel, glass, and board-formed concrete and opens up entirely to the outside.
The modern structures are distinct from the Craftsman home but follow the same rules of attention to detail and understanding of the craftsmanship required to build it.
As an engineer, the homeowner has a passion for detailing and functionality, and how materials can work together to create something artful. The house now demonstrates this philosophy as expressed in two different centuries.
The Solarium’s companion structure is a compact bathroom under the stairway to a guest apartment consisting of glowing frosted glass, steel, and walnut wood details.
Builder: Woodeye Construction, Garland Turner
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOBIN DAVIES
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