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Woodlands Modern House contemporary-exterior

Woodlands Modern House

Located in The Woodlands, Texas, this project returns to the original master planning principles of the community. Located in a flood plain, the house is developed as an isolated island in the mature trees, mimimizing disruption to the natural site. The house is designed as a series of gallery type spaces for the owner’s art collection. Living spaces are integrated with the outdoors and the house has a feeling of calm serenity.

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April 13, 2013
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Such decisions as to where to build are made by the Owner. In this case this particular Owner had a unique property with a specific base flood elevation issue. Our job as the Architect is to figure out how to make the most of the constraints we are given. In this case the entire livable area of the site is elevated several feet about the base flood elevation on a raised island. The other option would have been to cut down all the trees and import several feet of dirt to bring the elevation up, which is what all the neighbors have done.
    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 5:21AM
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Thank you for this information. In my country, Australia, people have also built on flood plains but now, as we have had the 1 in a 100 year flood every couple of years in some areas, our building regulations have changed.
    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 5:55AM
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