Location: Austin, Texas

Project size: 8,660 square feet

Site size: 24,860 square feet

Program: The architect was tasked with designing a new single-family house on a steep lot to capture panoramic views of Austin, Texas.

Solution: Nestled among dense oak trees, the three-story Vista Residence sits on a wedge-shaped site. Perpendicular concrete volumes define distinctive outdoor areas: a private courtyard off the master suite, a terrace for entertaining, large backyard, and a parking area.

Construction and materials: Throughout, the concrete structure has been left exposed.


Additional Information

Total project cost: withheld

Owner: withheld



Miró Rivera Architects

505 Powell Street

Austin, TX 78703




Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Juan Miró, FAIA; Miguel Rivera, FAIA; Matthew Sturich, RA; Diana Su, AIA; Rosa Rivera


Interior designer:

Miró Rivera Architects



Civil: Perales Engineering

Geotechnical: Terracon

Structural: Architectural Engineers Collaborative



Lighting: ArcLight Design

Landscape: Sitio Design

A/V: Macauley Technologies


General contractor:

J. Pinnelli Company



Paul Finkel, Ibai Rigby



Structural System

Manufacturer of any structural components unique to this project: Adrian Herrera Iron Works


Exterior Cladding

Rainscreen: Öko-Skin by Rieder



Metal: Berridge Manufacturing Co.



Metal frame: Case Window & Door



Other special hardware: Nanz, Gruppo Romi, Hamilton Sinkler, Linnea, Manzoni, Sugatsune, Valli & Valli


Interior Finishes

Acoustical ceilings: Decoustics by Saint Gobain

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Johnson Cabinets & Woodworking

Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams

Solid surfacing: Silestone

Floor and wall tile: Ann Sacks, Interceramic, Porcelanosa, Waterworks

Special interior finishes unique to this project: Architectural Tile & Stone



Office furniture: Knoll, Herman Miller

Fixed seating: Della Robbia

Chairs: De La Espada, Design Within Reach

Tables: De La Espada, Cassina, Noguchi

Upholstery: Maharam, Yerra, Design Within Reach

Other furniture: Argo Furniture, Stoll Furniture, De La Espada, Design Within Reach



Interior ambient lighting: Artemide, Axis 71, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Sonneman, TECH Lighting, Zaneen

Downlights: Lucifer, Modular International,

Tasklighting: Viabizzuno

Exterior: Bega

Dimming system or other lighting controls: Lutron



Sinks: Lacava, Franke

Faucets: Axor

Showers: Hansgrohe

Toilets: Toto, Blu

Bathtub: Blu

Kitchen Faucet: Dornbracht



Photovoltaic system: SolarWorld, Lighthouse Solar