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Fantastic Apartment Converted Into a Refuge Amid the Bustle of the City

By • Jun 12, 2018

This wonderful apartment is located on the 29th floor of a tall building located in the heart of the city of Austin, Texas, in the United States. Its position has the advantage of offering simply incredible views of the Texan city, especially if you happen to have floor to ceiling glass walls. The architectural firm Furman + Keil Architects was commissioned to carry out this project covering a total ground area of 3200 square feet in 2015. The W Residence, the name given to the project, overlooks Lake Lady Bird.

View of the lounge in a retro style
Decorative screen divides the living room from the kitchen area
Kitchen with counter
Living room seen from the kitchen area

Inspired by the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, the team used a series of screens and floating roofs to subtly define finely designed spaces within the confines of the building’s concrete frame.

The inherently compressed section of the single floor was reimagined with layers and reliefs, and the design was changed from a one floor space to a series of more intimate and highly composite spaces.

The precise details and the extraordinary craftsmanship in waxed steel, patinated brass, plaster, travertine and various woods create a warm and elegant space in which to take refuge from the bustling urban activity so typical of large and populous cities.

Detail of the screen that separates the spaces
Modern dining room with glass walls
Modern and sober room
Spacious and modern bathroom clad in wood
Spectacular and elegant bathroom

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