Among the winners of this year’s AIA Dallas Built Design Awards is one structure that stands out: An incredible forest residence on Cedar Creek Reservoir by Wernerfield. And it has such a wonderful history, too.
This residence is located on a beautiful wooded site on Cedar Creek Reservoir and is intended to provide an artful and low maintenance retreat that would blend in with the site. A slender floor plan design allowed for the buildings to be woven carefully through the dense forest of pine trees that were planted by the owner on the property as a child.
Of course, I love the other projects, which include some buildings that are well on their way to becoming Dallas landmarks, including the new Parkland Hospital designed by HDR + Corgan and the Richards Group building from Perkins + Will.
Jump to see more photos of the CCR1 Residence, which looks like something cut out of the side of a cliff and set among a forest like a stone washed up from a river.