Dick Clark + Associates recently completed Skybox House in Austin, Texas, a modern residential property built with two basic rectangular forms. One form rests horizontally across the plot while the other rests vertically in order to maximize the entire site while still maintaining room for outdoor gathering spaces.
The plot is sloped, which allows the garage to be hidden underneath the main floor. The horizontal, rectangular form hovers over the entrance to the garage, which allows the full front elevation to be used for architecture rather than garage space.
The home’s layout aims to play with the senses. Its entryway is beside a double-height window that offers a peek into the interior, and the floor plan opens up for an indoor/outdoor experience.