Conceived in an eclectic laboratory, Oasis Texas achieves a challenging proposal which is to feel like an authentic amalgamation of styles and periods while not feeling trite and avoiding theme park like qualities. Oasis Texas is located high above Austin’s Lake Travis at the most prominent bend in the lake. The location is well known to Austinites between Hippy Hollow and the Mansfield Dam. Given such prominence, the design team cantilevered a photocentric ‘plank’ out over the cliff to further accentuate the prominence of the location and draw visitors through the project to experience uniquely authentic restaurant retail and office locations. The water tower provides a visible landmark atop the hilltop.