a residential development outside Houston, TX,
award-winning developer Paul Cheng.
features include a
lake, streams and 10 miles of hiking trails.
Backes worked in collaboration with landscape architects
SWA Group and
with FMG Design to develop and
signature glass for entryways to
each subdivision and
decorative glass panels for outdoor lighting and
process involved producing small models cast in sand molds
larger models cast into custom fabricated graphite patterns.
(as much as 270 lbs. each)
and prototyped in small scale at Taylor Backes.
cast in their final form at
John Lewis Studios
in Oakland, CA,
resulting in the production of over
100 full scale 31” x 48” panels now
installed at Aliana.