Ranch Operations

Ranch Operations

Architect
Miró Rivera Architects
Location
Hill Country, Cypress, Texas, USA
Project Year
2010
Category
Offices

Farms
Paul Finkel | Piston Design
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Windows, DoorsKawneer
Eye Wash StationGuardian Glass
UrinalsTOTO
Surface-MountBEGA
Exterior Walls - Concrete masonry w/integral colorATAS International Inc.
PaintsBenjamin Moore

Product Spec Sheet
Windows, Doors
by Kawneer
Eye Wash Station
Urinals
by TOTO
Surface-Mount
by BEGA
Exterior Walls - Concrete masonry w/integral color
Paints

Ranch Operations

Miró Rivera Architects as Architects

The Ranch Operations buildings presented an opportunity to explore the juxtaposition of simple utilitarian structures against the Hill Country landscape. Designed with a common 16’ module, the structural layout for the three buildings is identical, leaving manipulation of the skin system as the primary vehicle for meeting the programmatic needs for the project. These needs include office space and a shop, maintenance vehicle storage as well as general storage.

 

The steel volumes are differentiated by function as a planar floating roof with detached perimeter walls for vehicle storage, a more opaque enclosure for the storage building, and a perforated volume in the case of the office structure. The deployment of these three structures in series across the landscape, their white walls contrasting the native ground cover of the landscape, presents a simple strategy rooted in local vernacular tradition for the integration of structures within a larger natural context.

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