SKYFORT is created from local materials that represent the life cycle of the post-oak savannah ecosystem. Forming the structure, straw bales express the ongoing role of grasses after their growing season. Shou Sugi Ban lumber defines the inner spaces of SKYFORT, representing fire-breaks and expressing the role of fire in the post-oak Savannah ecosystem. Aligned to the winter solstice, the pathways through SKYFORT remind visitors of the sun’s role in defining our seasons and giving life to plants and animals.
Client: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center