Balcones house is perched on the edge of a fractured limestone cliff, which is a part of the echelon of the Balcones fault. Rooms look either downhill into the tops of trees in the ravine below or uphill into the rock gardens behind the house.
Pollen Architecture & Design
Pollen Architecture & Design is a practice founded by principals with backgrounds in architecture, art and construction. Pollen’s collaborative approach integrates skill-sets from these interrelated forms of practice in the creation of projects that are experientially rich and genuinely sustainable. Our projects begin with our clients’ needs and dreams, and the specific context of their sites. Our design process incorporates digital tools, rigorous hands-on development, and full-scale samples to establish identity and performance specific to each. Our background in building helps us work effectively with builders and craftspeople. Our approach results in buildings that are practical and delightful, well-crafted and inventive.