Location: Central Wisconsin
Concrete Supplier: County Materials Corporation
Landscape Architect: Alchemy Concrete Inc.
Ready-mix concrete was used in plazas, borders, panels, counter tops, a fireplace hearth, cap and mantle, elevated/heated deck, recessed hot tub niche/cavity, steps, walls, heated entry porches, heated garage aprons, walkways, mountable curbs, and front garden walk.
Creating spaces that are functional and beautiful require the process and outcome to respond to the technical needs of material characteristics, drainage, and elevation changes as well as the artistic opportunities available with ready-mix concrete. Creating a seamless connection between the architecture of the house and the exterior environment was the primary visual mandate.
Ready-mix concrete represented 80% of the exterior living areas providing the variety, flexibility, beauty, and sustainability required to meet the rigorous demands. Creating a consistent sense of place that reflected the overall aesthetic of architecture, outdoor living, site, and environment, implemented over multiple seasons, was achieved by using ready-mixed concrete.