Lake Texoma Dockominiums

Highport Marina, Pottsboro, Texas. 2014

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2014
  • Clients: Black Oak Partners, LLC

The Lake Texoma Dockominiums (floating houses) project comprises six prototypes for Puerto del Sol dock, an existing covered structure accommodating 24 boat slips and a range of shared amenities at Highport Marina in Pottsboro Texas. The six prototypes – each with different internal arrangements across two levels – are configured to fit within two slip sizes; three within a 36 foot slip and three within a 50 foot slip. Each Dockominium can be further defined by the increasingly private journey from the shared territory of the dock's central promenade to the slip fingers, boat moorings and, ultimately, the lake; the differing emphasis placed on sociability and privacy offers further choice to potential owners. Across all prototypes, and in accordance with yacht design, every available space and surface works hard in order to create tight servicing and generous volumes.


AIA Central Oklahoma People’s Choice Award 2014 AIA Central Oklahoma Residential Merit Award 2014

Site location plan, establishing potential for views out to Highport Marina



Thinking beyond the Docko. Treat the two slips as one unit. Benefit from the relationship with the moored yacht, opening up views out to the water past the mooring. Locate a spine of ancillary accommodation on the far wall. Maximise the effect of this grouping by arranging the Dockos in handed pairs, with the ancillary spines back-to-back, further broadening the opportunities for views out and natural light in


Cutaway section, 50’ model: focus all living spaces on the first floor with living space opening out on to private terrace with the water beyond; the kitchen links back to a more public patio space facing the promenade


Cutaway section, 36’ model: an efficient first floor plan with dining and living room spaces separated by a galley kitchen. This Docko model sacrifices a second bedroom to achieve more extravagant private quarters, with a generous bathroom and dressing room/home office


Sketch view from the water. Diverse Docko models to suit individual buyers’ preferences, united on the dock by a consistent architectural language

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