ArchitectRon Wommack Architect
Sheet Metal ContractorBeach Street Metal
General ContractorSteve McCombs
The natural aging of corrugated copper wall cladding assures these townhomes look at home on the Katy Trail.
The Buena Vista Townhomes are located on a 90' x 140' lot near downtown Dallas Texas adjacent to the Katy Trail, a converted railroad track that is now a popular urban hike and bike trail connecting downtown to Southern Methodist University.
The project consists of five units, three levels each. Three of the units face the trail to maximize their exposure; the other two are free-standing units with roof decks and views of downtown. The materials were all direct responses to the environment of the trail, vertical corrugated copper, milsap stone (used in earlier WPA projects along the trail) and IPE wood screens to lend privacy. The idea was to let the project try to enmesh itself into the world of the trail, and the materials to naturally change over time.
With copper's ability to patina over time, it lends itself perfectly to help with the natural look with the trails.