Tower House by Andersson Wise Architects in Austin, Texas
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have designed a modern-day house in Austin, Texas, referred to as the Tower residence, for obvious motives.This tower shaped living is a result of the consumer’s request for a larger domestic with extra bedrooms, baths and dwelling areas. rather than extending the old limestone cabin, the architects determined to create a cutting-edge vertical domestic that rises up out of the forest, offering lovely perspectives of Lake Travis.
In considering an addition to the unique, stone inn at this Lake Travis assets, the notion of a tower was born out of numerous factors: taking gain of perspectives, minimizing the footprint at the site, and accommodating the rising flood plain elevation.
There are some small limestone cabins from the 1930’s placed along Lake Travis, the longest of the Highland Lakes that terrace the hill usa west of Austin, and they're used normally inside the summer time. One such cabin sits on a slope growing from the water underneath a cover of native alright and cedars. It had one massive room, a little napping room, a kitchen, and a porch going through the water.
Our customers asked two additional bedrooms with baths and a residing vicinity for larger businesses to gather. We chose to find the new sleeping quarters in a separate tower. two small bedrooms occupy the first and 2d floors. Above, a third level terrace opens to a landscape of the lake and remote rolling hills. on this terrace, some thirty toes above the floor, even the hottest summer afternoon can be loved below a roof open to the triumphing breezes blowing in from the lake. The authentic stone cabin is now juxtaposed with a vertical tower of timber, rising up out of the woodland and into the intense Texas sky. The Tower attracts you up to peer the lake, slightly seen at floor degree thru the thicket of trees.