stretch house

austin, tx

The Stretch House juxtaposes the traditional residential gable form with the contemporary desires for an open floor plan and an architectural image. The concept starts with the iconic form of a house. One side is then stretched away from the traditional mass to create a two story height volume, which is fully glazed at each end to create a light filled volume which serves as the major unifying element of the home. It has been designed to incorporate sustainable strategies both for the environment, and for the family dynamic.