In 2012, the owner of a 10,000-acre ranch in Texas went to architect Andrew Hinman with a specific idea in mind: He wanted a riverside shelter for one of his prized possessions—a mid-century aluminum-clad house trailer. Hinman describes the trailer as "the raison d’être for the entire project."
Texas Hill Country
This is a view from the sleeping porch that Hinman perched atop the poured-in-place concrete tower. With 12-inch-thick walls, the tower anchors the architecture both visually and structurally. Here, occupants would be safe even from a flood of Biblical proportions.
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