Shade Structure and Planting
Location & Year: Houston, TX - 2001 Lyons Village is a multi-use residential complex comprised of two brick
buildings with a residual space between that houses four air conditioning
units. The “Call for Civic Art” requested a shade structure for the site
that could be designed and built within a modest budget. The design
includes a blue eight-foot-long long tiled bench and other elements that
create an outdoor room. Bamboo mitigates the overwhelming height of
the brick walls, and a raised bed of grass doubles as seating. Dark gravel
breaks up the scale of the space and completes the room’s furnishings.

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