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Lake Austin House / Lake|Flato Architects

  • 00:00 - 9 August, 2011
Lake Austin House / Lake|Flato Architects
Lake Austin House / Lake|Flato Architects, © Hester + Hardaway
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Text description provided by the architects. Focused around a man-made canal extended from Austin’s Colorado River, The Lake Austin House by Lake|Flato Architects is comprised of a series of structures and outdoor spaces that create a secluded riverside complex.

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Once past the enormous limestone wall surrounding the front of the house, a 200-foot long boardwalk runs the length of the site, leading to the main living room structure.  Along this route is a series of smaller wooden buildings that contain the bedrooms and study and are grouped to form smaller courtyard spaces in between.

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The main house is a two story boat house that uses screens to take advantage of breezes from the river while also framing views out to nearby Lake Austin. In the winter months, a large fireplace keeps the house warm enough to use year-round. The screens also allow light in the the larger, more public space which also doubles as an art gallery.

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Cite: "Lake Austin House / Lake|Flato Architects" 09 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/156143/lake-austin-house-lakeflato-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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