Reed Hilderbrand : 粗糙的采石场——部分是废墟,部分是自然系统——应该从上面观察,而不是被占用。翻修房屋的景观是为了庆祝采石场的发现条件。通过仔细的管理和对工地石头的轻工改造,项目在隐形和清晰度之间的平衡。明智地将采石场的尾矿重新排列成几条清晰的路径和地点,使人们能够接触并加强对粗糙遗骸的体验。结果,屋主们找到了一个家庭休养所,那里挖掘出了老采石场的本质特征,而不是铺上地面式的。

Reed Hilderbrand : in an apparent gesture that the rough-hewn quarry—part ruin, part natural system—was to be viewed from above, not occupied. The landscape for the renovated house celebrates the found conditions of the quarry. Through careful stewardship and light-handed reworking of the site stone, the project balances between invisibility and articulation. The judicious reordering of the quarry tailings into a few legible pathways and places gives access to and heightens the experience of the rough remains. As a result, the homeowners have found a domestic retreat where Old Quarry’s essential character has been unearthed, not carpeted.




Where pockets of soil could be made within the rocky formations, new trees were planted as part of a woodland restoration. For each of the trees removed—mostly Norway Maples—a new diverse crop of trees, well-adapted to this environment, have been planted. On the ground plane, years of hand weeding and organic maintenance practices have conquered invasive exotics, allowing a seedbed of scrappy natives to take hold. In areas disturbed by construction, herbaceous and woody plants that remain low to the ground—ferns, bearberry, lowbush blueberry—were selected to emphasize the shape of the ground itself and to preserve an open view corridor through the site. Sandy soils best suited to periodic inundation by tidal flux replaced the previous owner’s garden bed loam. Rainwater harvesting and reverse osmosis provide controlled irrigation to manage the intense swings in soil moisture endemic to this condition.




Photos by Charles Mayer.

日期: 2004 – 2012年
面积: 1.5英亩

Location: Guilford, CT
Dates: 2004-2012
Area: 1.5 acres

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