Platform House

Low Design Office worked within a tight budget to bring green building and contemporary design to this light-filled home in Austin, Texas.

  • area / size 1,880 sqft
  • Year 2012
  • Location Austin, Texas, United States,
  • Type House,
  • It was conceived as a framing system for the lives of those within, using a variety of implicit framing devices at different scales to create subtly distinct moments that can be experienced separately or simultaneously.

    The households and displays records of the lives within it through a continuous shelving system which simultaneously shapes larger spaces into zones for living. In this way the house serves as an archive, enriching one’s experience of everyday life and its intimate moments with personalized framed settings.

    Because one is always moving through these not-completely defined spaces, one’s understanding of the house is layered with a variety of impressions that may evolve from day to day and throughout the years spent here.

    Design: Low Design Office
    Photography: Casey Dunn