Austin Architecture and Design

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

Austin’s Community First! Village Unveils Affordable New Micro Homes
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.
- 19 days ago
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
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.
- 5 months ago
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
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.
- 9 months ago
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.
A Midcentury Masterpiece Apartment in Austin Asks $770K
Unit No. 3 in the Harwell Harris–designed Cranfill Apartments still shines from a mid-2000s restoration by Alterstudio and Mell Lawrence Architects.
Austin Tackles Homelessness With a Village of Sustainable Tiny Homes
Local architects from McKinney York explain their schemes for two sustainable models designed to give the formerly homeless a permanent place to call their own.
This Epic, 17-Car Garage in Austin Tips its Hat to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
Minimalist with an ’80s attitude, this two-story garage and lounge is the ultimate showcase for the owner’s vintage car collection.
A Breathtaking Austin Home Weaves Around Oak and Pecan Trees
Skirting towering trees and protected by floating canopies, this urban oasis is all about the outdoors.
This 3D-Printed Village Aims to House 40% of Austin’s Homeless Population
Last fall, ICON 3D-printed a welcome center for a new type of community in Austin, Texas—and now the first homes are complete.
This Spectacular Texas Retreat Cascades Down a Wooded Hillside
Cantilevered indoor/outdoor spaces and towering walls of glass give this Rollingwood home a tree house–like appeal.
Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K
An architect teams up with Faye and Walker to build a white gabled lake house overlooking Texas Hill Country.
This Slick Austin Home Offered at $1.95M Stretches Like an Accordion
Designed by award-winning firm Alterstudio Architecture, this riverside house has a central courtyard that gives it an accordion shape.
A Dome-Shaped Austin Home Gets a Kitchen Worthy of its History
A long-awaited renovation flips the script for a historic dome home with an awkward and outdated kitchen.
16 Best Midcentury Renovations in Austin Celebrating Their Retro Roots
These clever interventions keep Austin weird—in the best way.
Studio Visit: Canoe Goods
Canoe Goods founder Natalie Davis takes us behind the scenes of her creative process.
A Concrete Casita in Austin Does Double Duty as Guesthouse and Gear Storage
Ravel Architecture builds an efficient in-law unit in one family’s backyard out of board-formed concrete and steel.
A Former Church in Austin Turns Into Airy, Loft-Style Homes
First a Mission Revival–style church and later home to the Austin Boys and Girls Club, this converted building now holds four coveted lofts.
Austin Is Getting a Village of 3D-Printed Affordable Homes—and They Look Incredible
A year ago, ICON proved it could 3D print a home you’d actually want to live in. Now, it’s building a cluster of 3D-printed homes for the homeless.
Before & After: We’re Taking Notes on This Expertly Rehabbed Midcentury in Austin
Clayton & Little Architects’ sensitive treatment of a treasured Roland G. Roessner–designed home is a model for midcentury preservation.
A 1950s Austin Ranch House Gets a Luxe Revamp With Southwest Flair
Terrazzo flooring and built-in furniture are just a few of the striking details in this midcentury modern remodel.
A 400-Year-Old Oak Tree Shades a Revitalized Midcentury Ranch Home in Austin
A 1955 home is brightened up and reimagined by Austin-based Lemmo Architecture and Design.
5 Stylish Prefab Homes in Austin, Texas
From a tiny smart dwelling to an off-grid boathouse, here are five Austin homes that showcase the power of prefab.