Lake Austin Residence was designed by A Parallel Architecture, Like a butterfly specimen pinned to its mounting, this sinuous lake-front home’s light floating roofs are anchored to its site by heavy rusticated limestone masses, while its horizontal footprint is spread out and sewn through the vertical punctuation of mature sycamore, cypress and pecan trees. The resulting form reflects the organic character of its site and offers a combination of transparency and solidity, incrementally tuned to capitalize on its relationship to the scenic, but recreationally active lakefront.
At the glassy center of the home, the structural system is exposed to reveal a rhythmic steel vertebrate that organizes the primary public spaces and provides definition and scale to the spacious rooms.
The landscape is carefully understated while accommodating many amenities, including a large boat dock, fishing pier, sandy beach, and onsite services such as geothermal climate control, waste treatment, and water collection.
Architects: A Parallel Architecture
Location: Austin, United States
Architect in Charge: Eric Barth, Ryan Burke
Area: 6750.0 ft2
Project Year: 2016
Photographs: Casey Dunn
Manufacturers: Ferguson, Kristynik Hardwood, Quantum
Project Team: Jack Wingerath
Project Name: Lake Austin Residence