Residence 1414 by Miró Rivera Architects

Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Photos: Paul Finkel
Description:

The first 1940s house endured a disastrous expansion in the 1980s. The patio perspectives were hindered by an overwhelming chimney and little windows; then a fenced-in pool, block patios, and roofed arcade all served to isolate as opposed to bring together the scene.

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MRA’s objective was to restore the outside of the house in this memorable neighborhood while changing the insides to acquire light and give a superior association the outside. A straightforward material palette was utilized to keep up a harmony between the conventional parts of the first house and the cutting edge upgrades required by this group of four.

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The carport was revamped to incorporate an upper level rec center, visitor anteroom, and porch. Underneath the porch an open air living space initiates a formerly ignored yard. A Sol Lewitt model, unmistakable from the principle rooms of the house, builds the profundity of the yard and gives a fresh and geometric point of convergence.

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