W Residence / Furman + Keil Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. The W Residence overlooks Lady Bird Lake from the 29th floor of a high-rise in the heart of downtown Austin.

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Drawing early inspiration from the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, our team used a series of screens and floating ceilings to define finely crafted spaces inside the confines of the concrete shell of the building.

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The inherently compressed section of the single floor was reimagined with layers and reliefs, and the space was changed from a completely open “stock” floor plan to a series of more intimate, highly composed spaces.

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Precise detailing and extraordinary craftsmanship in waxed steel, patinated brass,

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travertine, and various woods create a warm, elegant retreat from the bustling urban activity below. 

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