Oak trees are a precious but delicate feature of southern landscapes: their shallow roots extend far from their bases and are vulnerable to light foot traffic and certainly building foundations. +one design & construction used a “coil pile” foundation system, essentially of corkscrew-like supports, that allows the guest room to harmlessly float over the roots of this 80-year old tree.  Photo 2 of 5 in Everything You Need to Know When Designing and Building in Austin, Texas from A Renovation Reconnects a House to its Louisiana Landscape

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Oak trees are a precious but delicate feature of southern landscapes. Their shallow roots extend far from their bases and are vulnerable to light foot traffic—and certainly to building foundations. The team at +one design & construction used a "coil pile" foundation system—essentially made of corkscrew-like supports—that allows this guest room to harmlessly float over the roots of an 80-year-old tree.

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