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  • Riverview Gardens is a series of three houses located in Austin, Texas.  The spatial organization is driven by the view of the lake. Each house’s plan is stretched toward the lake on axis to frame the primary view, while creating semi-private yards between the houses. A series of glass and vegetative screens divide the primary spaces on each floor, creating a filter between the private and the public space facing the lake. The units contain 2000 square feet of conditioned space and an equivalent amount of outdoor living space. The units are raised off the ground to provide covered parking and a recreation area below, while capitalizing on views of the lake above the tree line. All roof surfaces are occupiable. The main roof is designed as a partially enclosed “room” with tall translucent panels ensuringprivacy, framing views, and reflecting the light of the sky.