Boomerang house Austin

The High House located in Austin , United States, is configured as a boomerang to accentuate the natural curvature of the land. It perches at the brow of the hill in order to maximise the site’s 180 degree view. The street side of the home includes high walls to provide privacy while allowing plenty of light.
Designed by Ravel Architecture, the canyon side of the home boasts floor to ceiling glass that beckons the City of Austin beyond. The sloping site combined with a demand for a single floor residence is an unusual combination which required some critical thinking. A board formed retaining wall was placed in order to terrace the site for access. The retaining wall was made taller than necessary in order to become the main demising wall of the home. One side of the retaining wall is driveway and pedestrian access, the other side is the home, held up on piers as tall as 30 feet, allowing Canyon views to be enjoyed from every room in this incomparable home.

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