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
Located along the Mission Reach corridor, a series of seven(?) street level pedestrian plazas link the public roadways to San Antonio River Trail system offering miles of recreational and passive activities.
Rialto designed each of these unique plazas with common materials and design elements. Curving low stone walls steer pedestrians through the space, special native stone paving delineate the transition of the spaces, and native plantings create relief from the stark roadways. Planting materials were specifically selected due to their low maintenance and low water consumption characteristics. Each of the plazas also includes a location for future art installations.