Designed as a cladding system for a residence in Austin, Texas, the stone ribbon seeks to root the home in its context through material presence.
A complex and changing aesthetic effect was created through the simple repetition of two types of blocks in an irregular pattern. The appearance of the facades of the house change throughout the day as the sun creates continuously shifting shadow patterns.
The cladding was made from locally sourced Leuders Limestone and recalls the striated layers of limestone outcroppings common in the area. While durable and hard, the perception of the stone is that of a textile with a woven and soft feeling that resonates with the sense of home.