Title page for ETD etd-05092012-164025


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Richardson, Mark Randall
URN etd-05092012-164025
Title Texas Ranch
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Doan, Patrick A. Committee Member
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Member
Keywords
  • texas
  • ranch
  • stone
  • steel
  • landscape
Date of Defense 2012-04-27
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This thesis project came about from a desire to establish a relationship between the built form and the landscape that it inhabits - a ranch in central Texas. I began with a program of a house, stable, horse riding arena, ranch hand living, and various other service buildings. I decided to organize the buildings along a linear spine down a gradual hillside on the property. The limestone block spine walls begin at a wind pump tower which provides well water for horses to drink and bathe in. A clear structural hierarchy exists in the buildings. I was interested in the relationship between the stacking of the walls and making a framework out of wood and steel. Details were resolved with special consideration for the materials and their natural qualities and properties. The project achieves a sense of connection to the site. It brings to light some of the materials, methods, and vernacular practices of the region.
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