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Austin Bath House, Austin, Texas


An inspired visitor to the S.F. Zen Centers' Tasajara Bath House, a building we designed in 1994, asked us to create a private version for her home in Austin, Texas. The new room is linked to the existing house and extends into the backyard, surrounded by covered and open raised wooden walks, all weaving through new garden landscaping of plants and large rocks. Sliding glass 'shoji' screens permit the bathing room to be completely enclosed or open to the garden. The room contains a large sunken hot tub and a sink. The materials are of wood throughout, with exposed roof framing trusses overhead, rustic features that are in harmony with the existing house.

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