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9th Street HouseContemporary Garage, Austin

The tall window emphasizes the height of the side of this modern home. The permeable pavers allow drainage and combined with the concrete create an interesting texture in the driveway.


Photo: Ryan Farnau

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annapolisg wrote:Apr 7, 2014
thomas710 wrote:Jan 22, 2014
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    Tom Hurt Architecture
    This is a permeable paver by Pavestone called Uni Eco-Stone. You can see more details of this installation in the 'Material Archive' section of our website, tomhurt.com
  • Alex Papavasiliou
    How was this calculated for impervious cover and was an admin waiver needed?
arab wrote:May 9, 2015
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    Tom Hurt Architecture

    Thanks Sam,The garage doors are gray, flush insulated steel doors from Overhead Door. I hope this helps!

krystnozuna wrote:Jun 24, 2016

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    laurendunec
    Lauren Dunec Design added this to Driveways With Contemporary Curb AppealFeb 17, 2017

    6. Permeable bands. Rather than covering the driveway and carport with concrete, the architect for this home in Austin, Texas, came up with a clever solution to increase permeability and give the surface more visual interest. Alternating stripes of pale-colored poured concrete with dark-tinted concrete pavers (Uni Eco-Stone pavestones) create a graphic pattern and encourage rainwater to drain through the pavers.

    jliekim
    Julie Kim added this to How Your Landscaping Can Keep Burglars AwayMar 1, 2014

    Make your home appear occupied when you are away. Leave your car in your driveway or carport, turn on your radio or TV loudly using a timer, and ask a neighbor to pick up your newspaper, mail and flyers attached to your door every day if you are on vacation.

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to You Said It: ‘Use the Imperfect as an Opportunity’ and More WisdomJan 22, 2014

    “Much stormwater runoff finds its way into nearby rivers and lakes.” — Jen DalleyThis ideabook is not only a great resource for how to create less runoff water; it explains why this is important. It’s very important. Full story: How to Build a Greener Driveway

    jdalley
    Jen Dalley |||||||||||||| added this to How to Build a Greener DrivewayJan 7, 2014

    A combination of systems can be used, too. Pavers and concrete strips together give this driveway visual interest.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

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    M G added this to webuser_18083837's ideasMay 25, 2019

    Like the white exterior and narrow windows.

    goebelkaren
    goebelkaren added this to DrivewayApr 30, 2019

    Permeable pavers with concrete strips

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