LAKE AUSTIN BOAT DOCK
The Lake Austin Boat Dock is located at the base of a heavily wooded bluff. This remarkable site provided the client with an opportunity for a unique retreat and functional boat dock nestled into the natural shoreline of the lake.
The structural response is light and dynamic: a structure that appears to float, belonging more with the boats in the lake than with the houses around it. The dock consists of three elements: a box, a screen and a canopy.
The box consists of a structural steel frame that contains two boat slips and a storage closet. The screen is composed of 3.5” x 1.5” steel tubes spaced 1.5” apart. The canopy is a tensile structure providing shade to the upper deck; its white stretched fabric, mast, tensioning cables and stainless steel gear are inspired by the lake’s sail boats.