Posted 03 October 2010 - 12:18 PM
First place I visited was a brand new, small subdivision known as SOL, which stands for Solutions Oriented Living. At build-out it will be a forty house community with each house capable of near-zero energy consumption. The community will attempt to collect rainwater that runs off the homes and streets. I have corresponded with SOL via their Facebook page and they are looking to build a similar project here in Fort Worth. It will be very cool if that happens, as we really could use a good example of energy efficient development in this area. Further info about SOL at www.solaustin.com.
The particular homes in my pics may not suit everyone's architectural tastes; I think the community overall will improve in appearance as landscaping matures and there is more intermix between single and two story homes in the development.
Intersection of Perry and Ventus streets in Austin, where the SOL development is underway:
My favorite house model in the development so far:
Community mailbox center:
Not too crazy about the color selection and facade detail, but the overall shape I like:
A good example of how this house might look better as landscaping and it surroundings age and develop. Looks kind of raw right now to me:
Posted 03 October 2010 - 12:25 PM
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My brother snapping a pic of Stevie Ray Vaughn's statue as the golden hour kicks into full swing in downtown Austin:
Old overgrown dam in Mary Searight Park:
Gnarly oaks near Mary Searight Park:
A tree house near the same location. Shots like these make me feel like a kid again:
Locals call this building "The Finger". Hmm...I wonder why?
First Street Bridge pedestrian walkway as the golden hour fades on downtown Austin:
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