Tak S, Chu, P.E. Leap! Structures Projects United States Ada Corral, Camille Jobe Year: Houses Lead Architect: Studio Lumina, Christina Brown “COPY” Save this picture!© Casey Dunn, Casey Woods+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Contractor: River Ranch / Jobe Corral Architects Structural Engineer: Pilgrim Building Company, Branson Fustes 2018 Architects: Jobe Corral Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Arcon Glas, Badeloft, Boffi, Ferguson, Signature Hardware, Vent-a-Hood, Adobe, Ashley Norton, Drophouse Design, Enabler, Envornimental Survey Consulting, Flitch, Trimble, Wolf Energy Consultant: River Ranch / Jobe Corral ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRiver Ranch / Jobe Corral Architects Photographs: Casey Dunn, Casey Woods Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area: 3592 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Lighting Design: Design Team:Sarah Hafley, Chris MinorAudio/Visual:ALP Design Solutions, Abel RodriguezPool:Hample Pools, Carl HampleCity:BlancoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Casey Dunn, Casey WoodsRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDriving elements • physical and visual connection to the land • Responds to the site: shelters from elements while opening to the view • Natural materials: rammed earth, vertical grain cedar, limestone • Rainwater catchment, and underground cistern serve the entire residence This residence, located in the Texas Hill Country, is about the connection to the land. The team agreed from the first visit that the structure should be integrated into its surroundings, which is composed of beautiful oak trees, open views, and a slice of the Blanco River. In this setting, it is essential to seek protection from the sun, the strong winds, and the flooding rains.Save this picture!© Casey Dunn, Casey WoodsSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Casey Dunn, Casey WoodsThis need for the most basic form of shelter, plus the Owners’ love of the land, drove the concept and design of the River Ranch. The River Ranch program is laid out in a courtyard plan, which is formed by the main house, the guest wing, and the pool. The outer layer of the courtyard is made of 2’ thick rammed earth walls that appear to emerge from the land and form a protective shell for the interior of the building.Save this picture!© Casey Dunn, Casey WoodsThe color and texture of the rammed earth blend the walls to its surroundings while creating a strong anchor on the site. Emulating the light-filtering quality of the trees, deep steel trellises and vertical wood screens provide another layer of protection by addressing the sun and supplying shade. The thick walls and the shading elements allow for large expanses of glass that open towards the courtyard and river views. The indoor/outdoor relationship is strengthened by specific moments that connect the user to the land, the trees, and the view.Save this picture!© Casey Dunn, Casey WoodsThe central courtyard houses an underground cistern that serves as the entire water supply for the residence. Above ground, the courtyard includes limestone porches and terraces with all native plants, that serve as the transition from the building to the natural landscape. Whether inside or outside, the users are able to enjoy the land while shielded from the elements and feel a strong sense of place.Save this picture!© Casey Dunn, Casey WoodsProject gallerySee allShow lessÖtzi Peak 3251m Viewing Platform / noa* network of architectureSelected ProjectsDesigning for Hand Hygiene at the Seraph-McSparren Pediatric Inpatient CenterArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947006/river-ranch-jobe-corral-architects Clipboard Environmental Energy Consulting, David Mahler Landscape: Positive Energy, Kristof Irwin CopyHouses•Blanco, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947006/river-ranch-jobe-corral-architects Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeJobe Corral ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBlancoUnited StatesPublished on September 08, 2020Cite: “River Ranch / Jobe Corral Architects” 08 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.