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an island-like refuge

REACTING TO SLOPE…

…in this Austin project + nestled into contoured land formations on a downtown hillside … a creekside habitat sanctuary for our clients’ growing family.

VEGETATION

canopy: Texas red oak (QUBU2), Bald cypress (TADI2)

understory: Mexican redbud (CECAM), Texas persimmon (DITE3), Evergreen sumac (RHVI3), Texas mountain laurel (SOSE3), Mexican buckeye (UNSP)

cactus: Weber’s agave (AGTE7), Texas sotol (DATE3) Red yucca (HEPA8), Texas nolina (NOTE), Twisted-leaf yucca (YURU)

sunny perennials + shrubs: Flame acanthus (ANQUW), Butterflyweed (ASTU), Winecup (CAIN2), Black dalea (DAFR2), Sacred datura (DAWR2), Silver ponyfoot (DIAR2), Purple coneflower (ECPU), Kidneywood (EYTE), Texas star hibiscus (HICO2), Blackfoot daisy (MELE2), Gaura (OELI2), Globemallow (SPAM2), Woolly stemodia (STLA17), Four-nerve daisy (TESCS), Wooly ironweed (VELI3), Skeleton-leaf goldeneye (VIST), Zexmenia (WEACH)

shady perennials + creek: White mistflower (AGHA4), Yellow columbine (AQCH), American beautyberry (CAAM2), Chile pequin (CAAN4), Texas lantana (LAUR2), Turk’s cap (MAARD), Rock rose (PALA13), Scarlet sage (SACO5), Dwarf palmetto (SAMI8), Cedar sage (SARO3), Texas betony (STCO), Fall aster (SYOB)

bunch grasses: Texas sedge (CATE7), Inland sea oats (CHLA5), Gulf muhly (MUCA2), Big muhly (MULI), Mexican wiregrass (NATE3), Little bluestem (SCSC)

SURFACE

vegetated surface(s): buffalo grasszoysia, hardwood mulch

surface water flow: river gravel

functional surface(s): garapa planks, coarse + finely crushed limestone gravel

URBAN ECOLOGY

watershed: blunn creek

location: travis heights

ecological condition(s): creekside, prairie pocket, sunny edge

PROJECT DETAILS

completed: 2014

budget range: $25,000-50,000

design scope: large

continuity: Wildflower Center membership

CONCEPT DESIGN