Pivot Pad, Ignacio Salas-Humara ArchitectContemporary Site And Landscape Plan, Austin
The project is a composition of elements that are tied together by a strong circulation axis--the boardwalk--that organizes guest parking at one end, takes the visitor through the carport, across a Zen courtyard and to the front door. From there it proceeds visually through the house, across the back yard and terminates at a wood deck that cantilevers over a limestone bluff that overlooks the creek below and the nature preserve beyond.
IMAGE: Ignacio Salas-Humara
What Houzz contributors are saying:
This house is aligned with my modern tastes, and it helps illustrate that a plan is an important determinant of a building's style. The rectangular volumes of the garage, house, and lookout (from top to bottom) are linked by an external corridor. This lets each volume exist as a platonic shape, rather than as a conglomeration of boxes, as in the previous example. The house volume here intelligently aligns the bathrooms and other service spaces away from the water, allowing views from the living area and bedrooms to the vista.