Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain

MAGIC architecture
Austin, TX, United States | View Map
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Leonid Furmansky
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Tape LightingAcclaim
Floor TileAnn Sacks
PaintsFarrow & Ball
Recessed LightingInter-Lux
Hemlock SidingUS Lumber Brokers

Product Spec Sheet
Tape Lighting
by Acclaim
Floor Tile
Recessed Lighting
Hemlock Siding

Magic Mountain

MAGIC architecture as Architects

Built within one of Austin's Landmark Historical Buildings, this small project was for a client struggling to lease an upstairs office. The upstairs was entirely disconnected from the street and exteriors.


Inspired by mountain biking trails, we proposed a switchback stair to ascend the 2o foot rise to the 2nd floor. The carpenters dubbed it, "The Magic Mountain".


The walls are clad in oiled Hemlock grooved siding, capped with with a custom-milled piece to conceal continuous LED tape lighting.


Behind the walls are functional spaces, hidden for visual simplification. Hallways that lead to the elevator are suggested by a vertical black door pull. Bathrooms upstairs receive similar treatment, to make those room secondary to the experience of the lobby.


What was the brief?

Renovate an 1880's office building lobby for a 21st century tenant, while maintaining a historical continuity to the old building.


Key products used:

Hemlock Siding: US Lumber Brokers
Stain: Rubio Monocoat
Paint: Farrow & Ball
Tape Lighting: Acclaim
Recessed Lighting: Interlux
Floor Tile: Ann Sacks

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