Reed Hilderbrand : Beck House’s的新业主表现出对尊重该项目传统的承诺,并将精力集中在该房屋的策展方面,但他们也希望建立一个以家庭为导向的住宅,一个舒适的国内景观,以及该住宅的持久管理道德。

Reed Hilderbrand : Beck House’s new owners demonstrated commitment to respecting the project’s heritage and placed great focus on the curatorial aspects of the house, but they also wanted a family-oriented home, a comfortably domestic landscape, and a lasting stewardship ethic for the property.



一座草坪与溪流和地面之间的原始房屋相距甚远,而Beck House’s的整体立场仅仅是绘画 – 景观中的建筑形象。在整修过程中,四英尺的挡土墙被缩小了;基座的部分被破坏以便进入; 而宽阔的草坪楼梯现在可以促进视觉连接并轻松连接巴赫曼河。梯田的几何形状和新的地平面与小溪的方向一致,使房子的两边形成强大的空间连接。

A grass plinth distanced the original house from the creek and grounds, and Beck House’s overall stance was merely pictorial—the image of architecture in landscape. In the renovation, the four-foot retaining walls were reduced; sections of the plinth were broken for access; and a broad lawn stair now facilitates visual connection and easy connections to Bachman Creek. The geometry of terracing and the new ground plane aligns with the orientation of the creek, bringing the two sides of the property into strong spatial connection.






The aim of improved canopy and soils health drove numerous management and design decisions. Twenty-three original mature orchard pecans (along with five replacements) have returned to long-term vitality through extensive rehabilitation of root zones and canopies and under revised management practices. Engineering solutions to Bachman Creek’s bank have stabilized eroded slopes and now resist regular flash flood damage. Extensive lawns of warm- and cool-season grasses provide essential spatial settings and access to the sculpture collections. A small area of existing prairie was restored at a larger scale with low-demand buffalo grass. Site maintenance is fully organic.


Beck House’s创造性地将保护与一个空间的直接体验式参与融合在一起,阐述并丰富了菲利普约翰逊的原始建筑。

Beck House creatively integrates conservation with a more direct experiential engagement of a site, elaborating upon and enriching Philip Johnson’s original architecture.


日期: 2002 – 2009年
面积: 11英亩

SIZE:11 acres
LEADERSHIP:Gary Hilderbrand,John Grove
TEAM:Bodron+Fruit,Dan Euser Waterarchitecture
Honor Award for Residential Design, American Society of Landscape Architects
Merit Award for Design, Boston Society of Landscape Architects
“Arch Sophisticate,” by Pilar Viladas, The New York Times Style Magazine , April 9, 2010

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