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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Icenhauer’s in Austin, Texas by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

April 6th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Named for the business owners, Icenhauer’s is a cocktail lounge located in the up and coming Rainey Street bar district of Austin. The site contained a house built in 1893, of which the front two rooms were saved and restored complete with original wood interior walls.


Night Front Elevation

  • Architect: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • Project: Icenhauer’s
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Building Area: 2,775 sf
  • Completed: October 2010
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp

Image Courtesy Lars Frazer

  • Structural Engineering: MJ Structures
  • MEP Engineering: AYS Engineering
  • Landscape Design: Jackie Nadler Design
  • General Contractor: Franklin Alan
  • Photography: Lars Frazer Photography
  • Design Software: AutoCAD, SketchUp

Before Image Front Elevation

The existing hip and gable roof and front exterior facades of the original house were also maintained, with the new addition differentiating itself with ebony stained cedar siding. Inside, varying colors of wood combine with stone and glass to create intimate seating areas filled with colorful upholstered furniture. The front and back yards are anchored by inviting covered porches and surrounded by warmly lit native landscaping.

Front Porch Detail

Back Porch Detail

Before Photo Rear Elevation

View of Southeast Corner

Detail of Back Porch

Window Detail

Bar Seating

Bar Seating

South Lounge

Lighting Detail

Lounge Detail

North Lounge

North Lounge

Bar Seating

Contact Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

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Categories: Autocad, Bar, SketchUp

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