Alterstudio Architects, LLP of Austin, Texas focuses its attention on the relationship between the material facts of architecture and the social occasions it shelters and invites. The work is rooted in deep-seated virtues of architecture, generous spacemaking, shrewd manipulation of daylighting, and meticulous attention to detail. The heightening of direct human experience and the framing of the complex circumstances of their situations are at the core of each project.
Recognized as one of “the most innovative and progressive architecture firms in Texas,” Alterstudio has won many design awards and has been published regionally, nationally and internationally. Rather than a traditional, top-down structure, the office operates more collaboratively, and relies on the talent of its six staff members.
Alterstudio believes that good architecture is not about special materials or arbitrary form. Rather, it is about finding the best and most efficient way to meet the needs of a client’s program by combining a building’s parts in an extraordinary way. The approach is to synthesize structure and building systems to create an architecture that is simultaneously responsive to program, site, climate and budget.
By: Brian Linder