Austin Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Austin, TX.

A Glass-and-Stone Home With Two Gabled Volumes Asks $3.8M Near Austin
A Glass-and-Stone Home With Two Gabled Volumes Asks $3.8M Near Austin
Owned by an art collector couple in Sunset Valley, Texas, the 2,717-square-foot residence pays homage to the area’s traditional ranches—but with a contemporary and industrial...
A 3D-Printed House Makes Its Debut at SXSW and Tests a New Vision for Home Building
Icon’s House Zero has a low-waste, biophilic design by Lake|Flato that riffs on the form of classic ranch homes.
This Prefab Tree House Was Inspired by a Young Girl’s Sketch
Ryan Street Architects uses Douglas fir and prefabricated panels to build a lofty guesthouse in five days flat.
This Affordable Micro-Home Was Designed to Be Replicated for People Who Lack Housing
This Affordable Micro-Home Was Designed to Be Replicated for People Who Lack Housing
In Austin’s Community First! Village, Chioco Design shapes the prototype of a functional and welcoming 200-square-foot dwelling inspired by an extroverted resident of the...
A Cozy Cottage Surrounded by Trees Lists for $3 Million Near Downtown Austin
Built in 1971, this four-bedroom house sits on a beautifully landscaped property along the Colorado River.
Before & After: A Rustic Austin Home Gets a Dose of California Cool
Using earthy tones, textural accents, and colorful artwork, Veneer Designs softens the industrial bones of a house built by a local architect.
ICON Just Unveiled Plans for a Massive Neighborhood of 3D-Printed Homes in Austin, Texas
The 3D-printing company ICON has partnered with Bjarke Ingels Group and homebuilder Lennar for their most ambitious project to date.
Here’s Your Chance to Tour 9 Gorgeous Homes in Austin, Texas
The 2021 AIA Austin Homes Tour kicks off on October 15 with a combination of in-person and virtual tours, as well as live sessions with the architects.
This Striking Addition in Austin Is Defined by Clean, Discrete Geometry
The remodeled home is filled with light yet shielded from heat gain thanks to the optimized envelope of its transformative two-story addition.
One Man’s Tiny Home Acts as a Prototype in a Village for Those Who Lacked Housing
Before moving into the Community First! Village outside East Austin, Jesse Brown spent 30 years without a home.
Ames House by Matt Fajkus Architecture
Ames House by Matt Fajkus Architecture
The remodeled home is flooded with light yet shielded from heat gain thanks to the optimized picture windows, skylights, and inset openings of its transformative two-story...
America’s First Development of 3D-Printed Homes Hits the Market in Austin, Texas
A series of four 3D-printed homes have just been completed in East Austin, offering buyers an alternative in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets.
A Renovated Family Home in Austin Floats in a Sea of Trees
Local firm Side Angle Side designs a second-story addition for a 1953 home, creating a dialogue with the stand of oaks that surrounds it.
A Historic Austin Bungalow Rides Again After a “Surfer Cowboy” Revamp
Filmmaker Scott Ballew art directs a colorful addition to his 100-year-old home in Travis Heights with the help of architect duo Side Angle Side.
A Courtyard House in Austin Resembles a “Reverse Coconut”
Murray Legge Architecture creates a flexible, budget-conscious home for a German expat on a shared lot in East Austin.
Before & After: An Abandoned Austin Bungalow Springs Back to Life With Five Lush Yards
Miró Rivera Architects celebrates the century-old home’s history while introducing a breezy addition with charismatic courtyards.
In Austin, An Architect Helps Friends Build a Home Where the Neighborhood Is Welcome
A brick-and-glass house embodies Southern hospitality with a street-facing window, airy interiors, and shaded courtyards.
This ADU in Texas Looks Like a Miniature Midcentury
The glass-and-limestone structure by Matt Garcia Design evokes the heyday of modernism, and provides an elegant stay for an Austin musician’s visiting friends.
Austin’s Community First! Village Unveils Affordable New Micro Homes
With a wood-clad interior and a butterfly roof, this compact home by Mckinney York Architects balances affordability, sustainability, and privacy.
In Texas, a Moorish-Inspired Residence Riffs on Old-World Architecture
Bercy Chen Studio calls on Mediterranean and Islamic design to break up the starkness of an Austin home.
This Eichler-Inspired Dwelling in Austin Boasts Serious Curve Appeal
Alterstudio creates a soft-edged structure for living large on a standard lot.
Austin’s Weird and Wonderful Sand Dollar House Can Be Yours for $2.2M Clams
Here’s your chance to scoop up a splendid seashell house by the seashore.
A Home High Above Lake Austin Balances Perfect Views With a Wabi-Sabi Aesthetic
Transparent walls and Japanese design cues define this renovated home in an Austin suburb.
A Rammed-Earth Home in Texas Echoes the Landscape in Mesmerizing Fashion
The ombré hues of this earthen ranch house are taken directly from Texas Hill Country.
A Svelte Austin Home Enables Cleverly Compact Living
A net-zero house for a family of five makes the most of its narrow lot with adaptable spaces and frameless floor-to-ceiling windows.
A Tumbledown Cottage in Austin Is Freshened Up and Fortified
Webber + Studio salvages a 1909 dwelling in the historic Clarksville neighborhood.
A Designer Swaps His 1950s House for a Bright and Airy Home Built Around a Pool
This East Austin home has a flowing, open plan that makes entertaining a breeze.
Like the City It’s Found In, This Austin Midcentury Modern Screams Eclecticism
The Tisdale Residence, steeped in original detail and sitting on a large two-parcel lot, asks $1.2M.
An Austin Couple Build a 200-Square-Foot Office and Guesthouse in Their Backyard
The husband-and-wife team behind Cedar & Oak Homes dream up a chic, multipurpose ADU.
My House: A Wellness Blogger Carves Out a Soothing Retreat in Austin
Mindful living influencer Jules Acree shares how she and her husband focus on self-care during the pandemic.