Camp Hill Terrace, augmenting an existing project by Owen Architecture, provides a solution to the troublesome site area. Poor subsurface drainage conditions, and a southerly aspect have resulted in failed attempts to cultivate grass in this location. The terrace addresses the waterlogged section of the yard, along with a solution for the connecting living spaces and swimming pool.
Selected primarily as a reference to the build's existing form, Black and Tan from the PGH Bricks Smooth range provided durability in an exposed outdoor location. Exposure grade bricks were selected on account of the proximity of the swimming pool. The project's mixed use of bonds - 1/3 stretcher perpendicular to the rill, and 1/2 stretcher parallel to the wall bond - is reminiscent of a European plaza or piazza, while also referencing the overall water management strategy.
Architect: Dan Young Landscape Architect