The Bunny Run Boat Dock, located on the shore of Lake Austin, is an exploration of material and massing intended to look so blended into the site that it appears softly in a state of natural decomposition.

Project Name: Bunny Run Boat Dock
Studio Name: Andersson Wise
Project size: 2600 ft2
Completion date: 2014
Location: Austin, United States
Photography: Andrew Pogue

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The structure is an all exterior experience. Walls, ceilings and retractable screens create layers of enclosure. A variety of wood species – Sinker Cypress floors, articulated Cedar walls and a painted ceiling made of Douglas Fir – form an environment that is consistent with the natural wooded shoreline of the lake.

©Andrew Pogue

The architectural palette is complemented by several reclaimed items: antique doors from India, a timeworn butcher block from England and a steel structure that weathers naturally.

©Andrew Pogue

The experience is intended to be an inviting homage to the beautiful climate and setting. A place to become connected to and surrounded by nature.

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