A one of a kind neighborhood, East Shore begs for sophisticated, subtle and attractive detailing worthy of the homes located there…and it takes exemplary craftsmen such as Hoggatt LP to bring such ideas to fruition.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 29, 2007
Hoggatt LP, Houston-based masonry contractor, received the Golden Trowel Award in statewide competition at the Texas Masonry Council’s Annual Convention held in Fort Worth, August 9-11. Hoggatt’s award was for the unique construction of the stone entryway, bridge and circular-shaped stone plaza at the exclusive East Shore neighborhood in The Woodlands, Texas.
Hoggatt’s 56-years of experience and mastery in masonry fencing and hardscape was the reason they were chosen for the job by architectural firm Clark Condon and Associates. According to Jonathan McMillan, senior associate at Condon, "A one of a kind neighborhood, East Shore begs for sophisticated, subtle and attractive detailing worthy of the homes located there…and it takes exemplary craftsmen such as Hoggatt LP to bring such ideas to fruition."
The specified stone materials were selected in part because they are quarried relatively nearby; the Cheyenne sandstone of tans and grays from Oklahoma and the Cimarron, a limestone with a hint of gray to gold is quarried in west Texas. Cheyenne is laid in an ashlar pattern using designated ratios of chop face to bed face and tan to gray proportion. A 1:24 batter is maintained for these "vertical" faces at the Entry. To further anchor these walls and columns, stout even height courses of Cimarron are used as a base.
Upon entering East Shore, East Shore Drive splits a small body of water with the expression of a stone bridge structure. The largest stone statement in East Shore to date, the East Shore Bridge provided an opportunity to not only repeat the elements, proportions, and lighting introduced at the Entry, but also allowed the exploration of other applications of these materials.
At the center of East Shore’s largest homes lies an intimately scaled park called Colonial Park. Here, Cheyenne flagstone is used generously on the surface of the circular-shaped plaza in randomly shaped fields bordered by dimensionally cut borders that accentuate the circular form. Colonial Park was the first location in East Shore to incorporate the use of an additional material – clay pavers used in a herringbone pattern on the connector pathways.
As an organization, Hoggatt LP encourages architects and designers of masonry to use creativity when dreaming of their next projects. It is through innovation and inspiration that masonry has continued to be the material of choice for the building trades. To learn more about Hoggatt LP, and to see their masonry works of art, visit http://www.hoggattlp.com.
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