El Gouna, Egypt
Towne Lake reflects its Texas-sized appeal in a 300-acre lake, the 4th largest recreational lake in the Greater Houston area. Connected trails, waterways and scenic coves allow neighbors easy access to the lake and the many amenities and destinations throughout, bonding the community together and creating a unique living experience. Towne Lake is a place where neighbors can work, play, raise children and leave a legacy for generations to come.
Rialto Studio developed the community “look and feel” based on the Texas Hill Country vernacular. The land has been shaped to create hills and valleys uncommon to Houston but which serves to distinguish Towne Lake from its competitors. Native Texas plantings also serve to differentiate the community from those with high maintenance formal landscapes.
SAN ANTONIO RIVER PROJECTS
San Antonio, Texas
Part of the Mission Reach San Antonio River Improvement Projects, Concepcion Park is contiguous with the Mission Concepcion Portal, through which one accesses Mission Concepcion proper from the 8-mile long river trail system. The improvements within Concepcion Portal focused on trail and signage upgrades, highlighted by a pair of stone structures. The series of linked outdoor rooms is a natural and seamless extension away from the river of that linear park’s trail system, allowing for multiple recreational and educational experiences within this portion of the Mission Reach. The overlook allows one a bird's-eye view up and down the River and to the Mission Concepcion. Rialto Studio collaborated with Stacy Levy, a nationally renowned artist, to create curving art walls that represent the flow of water to the river.