As the Kubota Tractor Corporation made its move to a 40-acre hilltop on the edge of Lake Grapevine, all eyes were set toward the future of the company. The high-end caliber of the company and project proved to be a unique opportunity for Pacheco Koch. Serving as the project’s full-service landscape architects and providing construction administration services, the project forced them to consider the client’s aesthetic, programmatic, and environment goals, in addition to a challenging site and complex architectural design. Stone retaining walls frame preservation areas along the entry drive, terminating at a paver court. The dynamic architecture unexpectedly integrates into a diverse landscape of stone, water, and native plants. A shallow water feature at the entry court flows beneath a glass corridor into a shaded, high-walled courtyard, transforming a linear canal to a curving stream as it flows out across the site. The courtyard, patio spaces, and rooftop terrace provide both refuge and expansive views of native planting areas, arrayed to evoke Kubota’s agricultural heritage. Rainwater harvesting fully provides for on-site irrigation needs, helping to fulfill the client’s goal of a measurably sustainable landscape.
Location Grapevine, Texas Year 2016 Client Corgan
Another California company successfully makes the move to Texas in anticipation of a prosperous future.