October 12


Tim Cuppett & David Kilpatrick

By Talk Design

October 12, 2020

This episode we’re joined by Tim Cuppett and David Kilpatrick, architects featured on the AIA Austin Homes Tour 2020.

Tim Cuppett Architects is a full service Architecture and Interior Design practice, with a residential portfolio spanning two decades. Our work is rooted in traditional forms of hearth and home interpreted in a quiet modernism. Homes are sensitive to site and climate, expressing a respect for and drawing inspiration from context. "Consult the genius of the place..." by Alexander Pope is the benchmark quote by which our works take shape.

CAMP FRIO : A multi-family compound rises from a remote, grassy valley on the bank of the Frio River deep in the Texas Hill Country. The goal for this project was to create shelters with an environmental experience unique to its place where Summer madness gives way to Winter stillness. Where city life and digital stimulation are replaced by the experience of feeling a cool breeze or snuggling up to a warm fire.

Structures consist of a main house, meditation room over art studio/garage, and two guest studio cottages. The main house and cottages are linked by a slightly elevated walkway which enables barefoot kids to run back and forth over the tall grass and creepie crawlers.

Much like “Dogtrot” shelters from the past, a “breezeway” bookended by concealed multi-slide doors, bisects the main house enabling alfresco dining most of the year; alternatively, the space is zoned and can be enclosed for heating. Screened porches, front and back, envelope cozy living chambers. Secondary sleeping spaces occupy an attic that spans the rear porch of the main house while cottages feature open “kid’s” lofts.

Structures were detailed for simplicity of construction with readily available, local materials and fashioned by local tradesmen. Reporting after their first weekend in camp, the Owner enthusiastically announced that spaces “are cozy… but ample and gracious; dark and moody…. but bright and airy.”


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