Govinda DeCastro

Govinda DeCastro

Austin, TX, US


Stretch House

Located in the heart of Gainesville, Florida, the Hogtown Creek winds its way through the city, creating pockets of lush, native North Florida vegetation. The Stretch House sits in such a location, which blends itself into the natural environment, creating a blurred reality between interior and exterior. The house stretches itself cantilevering into the landscape on its western side, while on the eastern side. The main space flows out via an observation deck that hovers over the creek. These two main gestures be- come the icon of the house: an interior-reach out onto the exterior.

Due the pleasant climate of northern Florida, the Stretch House takes advantage and opens itself to the natural environment visually, tectonically and spatially.

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Status: School Project
Location: Gainesville, FL, US