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GARDEN GATEWAY

Straddling an existing family garden fence line, this open-air structure was designed to act both as a gateway as well as a storage space for various gardening equipment and supplies. As the third member of a family of accessory structures, the garden gateway maintains the ranch's structural materiality through the use of oil field pipe as a superstructure and exoskeleton, as well as a corrugated metal skin. Along with a concrete slab, these materials achieve the building's lightness on the land as well as maintaining the legacy of a multi-generation oil family.

Sustainable design elements include:

  • Use of reclaimed Cypress for shelving
  • Use of readily available Oil Industry Pipe for structure
  • Passive shading through deep overhangs and cantilever
  • Use of low maintence high durability materials

Principle: John J. Grable FAIA

Project Team: Matthew Martinez

General Contractor: Jeff Truax
Truax Construction

Engineer: Aaron Staas
Perspective Engineering

Photographer: John J. Grable FAIA & Matthew Martinez

Type: Outbuilding

Location: Sisterdale, TX

Building Area: 96 SQ. FT.

Status: Built April 2012

Awards: 2013 Residential Architect Design Award - Outbuilding Merit Award

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