The design for the private residence in Uvalde, TX aspired to put a contemporary spin on the classic ‘Ranch House’. It is a collection of linked grand heavy timber frame buildings, each specific to the different living functions of the family. The site planning is done in a way that the spaces either front the Nueces river or orient to private courtyards.
The material palate is a collection of natural locally quarried stones, timbers and woods used on the exterior as well as interior spaces. The project is environmentally responsible with solar and rainwater collection systems, a geothermal based mechanical plant, SIP panel walls and roofs, and deep overhangs and natural ventilation systems.