• Project Type Commercial

  • Location Austin, TX

  • Status Complete

  • Collaborators Sanders Architecture, Stratus Properties

Amarra Entrance

Studio Balcones designed this dramatic landscape for the entrance to the Amarra neighborhood by Stratus Properties.

Anchored by a stone and copper mail kiosk and sculptural steel gates by Sanders Architecture, the design invites residents in through ribbons of steel and native grass plantings that blow in the wind. The gates and steel ribbons help frame the view of the Texas Hill Country and are lit at night to create an artistic and welcoming glow to the community. The plantings include new native trees underplanted with large masses of grasses and accents of structural desert plants. These plants add movement and color and can withstand the harsh sun and wind at this very exposed site.