Block House: A Modern Twist to Multi-Unit Housing in Austin - architecture and design

Block House: A Modern Twist to Multi-Unit Housing in Austin



Discover Block House, a contemporary Multi Unit Housing project in Austin, TX, United States, artfully designed by Murray Legge Architecture in 2023. This design delivers a modern aesthetic perfectly integrated into a historic setting, preserving the charms of a 1930s bungalow while introducing robust, modern living spaces.

About Block House
In the heart of Central Austin lies the Block House, ingeniously designed by Murray Legge Architecture in 2023. This multi-unit housing project presents a unique blend of contemporary and historic living, tailored for dual occupancy.
Architectural Strategy and Layout
The architectural objective was clear: craft a modern residence that respects and coexists with a historical 1930s Arts and Crafts bungalow. The solution was a ruggedly modern companion house, structured just 15 feet (about 4.5 meters) away from the lively urban activity. Its alley-facing entrance and industrial-style concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls reflect the dynamic backdrop of its urban location. Preserving Historical Aesthetics
Amidst the bustling cityscape, the original bungalow retains its picturesque charm, with all external enhancements designed to honor the historical essence of the neighborhood. The juxtaposition of the new construction against the old enhances both the visual and functional dynamics of the property.
Interior Features and Design
Notably, the Block House features double-wythe CMU walls and a Douglas fir wood structure for floors and ...
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