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The Brown Residence modern-pool

The Brown Residence

Desert Modern Pool

2011 - Texas Society of Architects / AIA Design Award
2010 - AIA San Antonio Merit Award

Architecture: Lake/Flato Architects
Contractor: the construction zone, ltd.
Photography: Bill Timmerman

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David Franzen wrote:
Love the natural look of the gardens. Who did the gardens?
   Comment   March 13, 2013
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I don't understand how they did but I like
November 8, 2013 at 8:05AM   
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The landscape work was done by Tonnesen, inc.
May 30, 2014 at 2:17PM   
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lancer123 wrote:
what is hte paint color please....
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rick daugherty architecture
im sorry i did not design this, i had posted this for a client to look at, not intending i had done the work my self
July 31, 2013 at 1:34PM   
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Karen Heidrich wrote:
How much does partially exposing the pool on the hillside raise the cost? - Any value in butting the garage against the pool so you can use the roof as a pool deck?
   Comment   November 4, 2012
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The costs will vary depending on the exterior finish materials but there is an additional fixed cost of forming the pool walls that you do not have in a traditional in ground pool.
March 18, 2013 at 5:34PM   
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im sorry i did not design this, i had posted this for a client to look at, not intending i had done the work my self
July 31, 2013 at 1:34PM   
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orangellamas wrote:
How is the pool constructed?
   Comment   August 15, 2012
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the construction zone, ltd.
Thanks so much for your interest in the Brown Residence and our other projects.

The pool is clad in 3/8” hot rolled steel plate. The panels are mechanically fastened to steel hat channels that are attached directly to the shot-crete pool shell.
Here in the dry desert we do not need to too use “weathering” steel like “corten”. We can just let it patina naturally.

Please check out our website and our product line
October 4, 2012 at 11:30AM     
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im sorry i did not design this, i had posted this for a client to look at, not intending i had done the work my self
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Debra Prinzing added this to Reflecting Pools as Liquid Assets
Weathered Cor-Ten steel forms the outer edge of this elevated pool. Its strong horizontal lines and chocolate brown finish echo the home's dramatic roofline. And its cool surface reflects the desert landscape, creating a dazzling contrast.
The rusted steel around the pool helps it blend into its desert surroundings and connects it to the architecture; look at the way it relates to the overhang in this photo. If you look closely at the pool, you can see a separate hot tub area on the right side, which is hidden beneath 1/2 inch or so of water. This way the plunge pool and the spa appear as one simple rectangular element, which is in keeping with the home's minimalist aesthetic.

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steel surround
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metal it
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Like the wroght iron around the pool.
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Like plants at upper right
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the oxidized metal
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This could work on sloping nor cal home!
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Combination pool
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Bed near house
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Love this style
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Planting a around pool
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golf house
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double height window
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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice Surface Pool !!
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Modern pool
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separate buildings linked together
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Above-ground pool
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Nice elevated pool and landscaping
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copper sides
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Love the pool.
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Mix of desert with contemporary.
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Nice simple raised pool
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pool and hot tub
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main style
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The natural rust patina on this pool fits in with the environment for a nice clean look.
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For- ten
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pool take 2.
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Plant groupings for back left corner
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Pool Corten
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Terraza and Pool
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Infinity edge and side of steel
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Gorgeous indulgent pool design
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Contemporary: Exterior
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love the brown pool
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Pool design with spa corner
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Rectangle pool modern look
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Many times xeriscape gardens look to me to be not warm or pleasing because of the sparseness of plantings, sea of exposed pebbles, etc. I would like a very xeriscape landscape, and I think this one is done well. Check out other photos of the property and structure- I really like their taste and applications.
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elevated on one side
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steel forming the outer edge of pool. unexpected, genius.
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Steel pool edge
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Would be ideal container and glass home with sleek pool
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desert landscaping
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February 26, 2014
can i get a small lap type pool above ground-ish. 6-10ft wide and 15-10 ft long and only 4 ft deep. scale like this off back or side deck.
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cor tens would be cool
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pool & steel
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exterior back and gardens
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omg this pool
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Great pool
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January 25, 2014
Love the use of steel at the perimeter. I saw this used as planter walls at teh Getty Museum.
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a simple pool idea
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it's a pool
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notice the sloping side of the pool - can be built outward towards the view side of mountain property.
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Flooded Spa Dam Wall
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Pool at blue shutter
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Steel cladding
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love it!
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corten steel for planter application
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Overhang, raised landscape outside
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BBQ area and layout of the house around the pool
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very basic plants but looks nice
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lot 4 idea
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This pool is perfect for what we are looking for
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you can dream
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Colour for house
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OMG love this pool and the way it is above ground !!!
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September 4, 2013
How is this working?
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August 29, 2013
Arizona type home c proportional pool; limited landscape. *TRY SEARCHING ADOBE-style.
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pool with steel
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pool with hot tub
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Iron sheeting
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raised with rusted edging
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Alberca 3
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The pool
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0 scape
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metal sides, dessert landscape
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potential wall with view out back of the pool
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Pool with spa and lap pool
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Windows and roof
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submerged spa
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clad in 3/8" rolled steel plate, weathered naturally, an AZ pool.
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Color. Stone
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Modern above ground pool, nice look.
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Pool and shade
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Great square pool
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Jacuzzi integre ds la piscine
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above ground pool to work with slope of yard.
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Ho e is a series of connected pavilions
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Frameless glass
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Hot rolled steel edging and color.
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Rectangle w/ steel
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pool corten steel?
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Great jacuzzi in pool
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Hot tub inside of pool
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wow, I love the whole thing- pool, design, parts to a whole
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Cor-Ten combined with pool... very nice use of materials and grade
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metal planter
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