Interconnected Spaces: Contemporary Renovation Of Residence 1414 In Austin, Texas
A house originally built in 1940’s, in a historical neighbourhood in Austin, Texas, a contemporary renovation by Miró Rivera Architects, to meet the current expectations of the owners. During the 1980’s, the venue did suffer some less inspired transformations, which were not reflecting exactly the true nature of it. What the clients wanted was to “get back to the 40s”. “MRA’s goal was to restore the exterior of the house in this historic neighbourhood while transforming the interiors to bring in light and provide a better connection with the exterior. A simple material palette was used to maintain a balance between the traditional aspects of the original house and the modern updates required by this family of four.”
The contemporary renovation inferred bringing a progression of current updates into the scene. Another swimming pool was worked starting with no outside help while the carport was remade, transforming the second floor into an individual exercise center. The house itself turned out to be more open, luminous and uncluttered. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass entryways include a feeling of straightforwardness interconnecting the conditions. Stainless steel is one of the main metal finish on the interior of the house: from stair handrails to machines and retires – it’s all over. Finally, the dividers were painted in white to maintain a clean and adjusted space (that doesn’t occupy) for the proprietor’s craft gathering.