This residential landscape emerged as an holistic approach to the design of both house and garden through an intensive collaboration of the architect, the landscape architect, and the client. The interdisciplinary dialogue very early decided, for example, to save and transplant an existing specimen 20” caliper pecan tree that was sited within the footprint of the future house. Transplanting the tree to the garden portion of the site provided a critical shading device within the new landscape.
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Our proposal for this 24-kilometer, peri-urban stretch of the Chuviscar River recognizes the importance of agricultural systems that helped define Chihuahua. The current proposed plans for the site involve heavy development up to the river’s edge erasing existing agriculture, and proposed dams would permanently change the flow of the river.
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This small contemporary garden healed-back a site that had simple program requirements of privacy and use ability. This contemporary home is situated in an established and dense 1920’s neighborhood. This garden is “wedged” between two multi-story traditional homes and required seclusion for the residents to use the interior and exterior spaces without compromising views from above or the side. To address the scope of this private garden, the design uses a grove of 20’ tall bamboo which acts as a beautiful, evergreen privacy screen by blocking the field of vision from the adjacent second story windows of neighboring houses.
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Schob Nature Preserve Rain Gardens installation from TAMU College of Architecture on Vimeo.
Students install rain gardens at Schob Park Nature Preserve that sustained by stormwater runoff they absorb from nearby impervious surfaces such as walkways and parking lots. The project was funded by a small grant from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
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Creating a memorable space on a small budget is no easy task. The McJ Rooftop Deck team developed several unconventional approaches to the project’s design and execution. The finished space is sustainable, functional, context specific, and striking from any perspective. With a visionary client, collaborative design/construction team, and a little bit of luck the new rooftop space has exceeded the expectations of all parties involved and truly supports the “Keep Austin Weird” mantra.
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The Lakehouse celebrates the city’s cultural and industrial heritage and redefines what it means to feel like you’re at home on the Lake. Inspired by the sinuous pattern of the Colorado River, the iconic lake edge weaves through the Lakehouse, creating a sustainable community destination where Austinites can relax, unwind, and stay connected.
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Water Hazard is an ongoing architectural research project by moss. They are studying water related issues to become better stewards of this most precious resource.
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