We believe good architecture is considerate architecture. We know that each project we touch comes with a unique set of parameters that inspire design and ultimately force meaningful consideration of the aspects they ostensibly constrain. Considerate design doesn’t merely attempt to fit a square peg into a round hole; considerate design respects the humanity of a building and treats it as a living, breathing organism replete with its own history, deserving of recognition.
To wit, our Toyath project: recently featured on Dwell.com, this seasoned cottage in the historic Clarksville neighborhood was built by a freed slave in the early 1900s and served its residents well for over a century before finding its way to us. Beleaguered by a host of structural, size, and stylistic issues (as you might expect you would be too if you were over 100 years old), the project presented a familiar, yet often abandoned, architectural challenge: how to revitalize not replace, save not scrap, how to introduce modern updates while preserving the home’s rich history.
In a time and place where convenient, quick design is both pragmatic and profitable, we relish projects like Toyath that afford us the opportunity to demonstrate the beauty and benefit in the slow, sustainable maintenance of our town’s historical buildings.
We hope you’ll take the time to read more about Toyath on Dwell here.
Welcome to Oculus
28th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour
A Home For a Tango Dancer
Technology + Design
Challenges + Solutions in a 1909 Clarksville Bungalow
A Downtown Austin Loft Remodel
A Modern Take on a Hunting Lodge
Houzz Feature on an A.D. Stenger Remodel
Design for the People
Studio Insight: Vals Hope
Things We Love: Woven
Dubai Called. They Would Like Some Villas
Studio Insight: Modern Life, Nature, and the Built Environment
Studio Insight: Kevin Watters
A Tale of Two Buildings
Architecture in Schools: Week 1
Studio Insight: Ayesha Erkin
Architecture in Schools: Weeks 2 + 3
Architecture in Schools: Week 4
Studio Insight: Mari Russ
Architecture in Schools: Week 5
Studio Insight: Jackelinne Su
Studio Insight: Ray Linares
Great Fence? Great Neighbor.
Luxe Magazine Spring 2016
Studio Insight: Peter Zumthor
Horseshoe Bay: A View of a Waterfront Retreat
We’re Hiring! + Junior Staff Designer
We’re Hiring! + Project Architect
International Day of Happiness : 2018
We’re Hiring! + Junior Project Designer
Webber + Studio receives 2019 AIA Austin Firm Achievement Award
AIA Austin Homes Tour 2019
Our Response COVID-19
Safer at Home
W+S & Redfin: Building a House with Minimal Space
W+S in Dwell
Freedom of the Unknown
Listen First, Design Second
Designing for Our Past, Present, and Future
Anatomy of a Site Visit
Creative Reuse and Reusing Creatively
Trust in the Process
Designing a Team
Designing a Policy
Design Deep Dive: Westwood Country Club Marina
What is Beautiful Architecture?
Notes on Gratitude
Business in the Front, Party in the Back
What Makes Architecture Unique?
Toyath Residence on Rethinking the Future
Ask These 9 Questions BEFORE You Hire an Architect in Austin
The Psychology of Architecture