studio 512 clads the angled walls of this texas guesthouse in reclaimed cedar shakes

studio 512 clads the angled walls of this texas guesthouse in reclaimed cedar shakes

architecture and construction firm studio 512 has added extra volume to this guesthouse in austin, texas, using angled walls clad in reclaimed cedar shakes. creatively overcoming local building regulations, the hive draws from architecture in the netherlands and japan, two cultures with great experience in designing buildings within spatial constraints, expanding its size from a 30 sqm footprint to a 51 sqm interior.

all images by whit preston unless stated otherwise, courtesy of studio 512



the two-floor residence features an irregular, dynamic shape that recalls the form of a beehive, accentuated by the cedar shake cladding on its exterior. through the angled walls, austin-based studio 512 has formed an interior that feels both intimate and grand at the same time, depending on the different function of each space. polished concrete has been used for the ground level flooring, paired with charred wood on the upper floor, while stucco walls throughout add to the lightweight, spacious atmosphere.

photo by adam schreiber

photo by casey dunn

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