High Performance Landscapes

Urban Reserve

A 10.5-acre modern housing development, the Dallas Urban Reserve was built into a site abused for decades as an illegal dumping ground, requiring new solutions to make a place suitable for family homes. Through a process of bricolage, the landscape architect transformed site debris into a “common ground,” reusing fragments of concrete and steel. The street is designed as a continuous biofilter: a radical new prototype that is adaptable to any region of the country.