W RESIDENCE


Location: Austin, Texas
Completed: 2015
Design Team: Gary Furman, Philip Keil, Troy Miller, Jeremy Wahlberg
Contractor: Pilgrim Building Company
Interior Design: Wendy Dunnam Tita
Photographer: Casey Dunn

The “site” for this project is the high-rise W Residences condominium building in the heart of downtown Austin, right above the venue where KLRU tapes the Austin City Limits music programs. Our empty-nest client was downsizing from a house that our firm designed for the family in 2006, so we already had a strong rapport and understanding of their design sensibilities. The interior designer Wendy Dunnam Tita joined the design team at the outset, and the project is a result of the close collaboration between the two offices and our very creative client.

Drawing early inspiration from the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, we used a series of screens and floating ceilings to define finely crafted spaces inside the confines of the concrete shell of the building. Precise detailing and extraordinary craftsmanship in waxed steel, patinated brass, plaster, travertine, and various woods create a warm, elegant retreat from the bustling downtown activity below.

Recognition:
Modern Luxury Interiors Texas Magazine, Magazine Cover, February 2017
The Architect's Newspaper, Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention: Residential Interior, 2016