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, TX
Located in North Central San Antonio,Triomphe Apartments is a modern piece of architecture. Rialto Studio was asked to provide a resort style atmosphere amongst the modern architectural design elements of the site. The pool design is a piece of art in itself, it includes a dip pool, tanning pool, a grill for outdoor entertainment, and a fountain to provide the tranquil sounds of water. The scored concrete pool deck is now lined with vibrant colored lounge chairs and cabanas, which only add to it's remarkable blue tiled pool design. Above the pool area all residents can relax and play bocce ball or a game of horseshoes on the custom designed courts. Rialto also provided sidewalk layouts, picnic areas and planting plans. Most notably, the giant palm trees planted throughout the pool area provide a tropical resort feel to the site, providing all residents with a vacation getaway right outside their door. The design team collaborated to create am eco-friendly design program for this site, and planting native materials contributed to this task.