A private Malibu residence commissioned 22,500 sq ft of polished pervious concrete for their driveway, motor court and parking areas in 2015. The whole site was designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando, and the home is perched atop the Malibu cliffs, over looking the Pacific. We have a close up photo of the polished perivous, which exposes the aggregate. By virtue of the polished, however, this is a flat, rather then a textured look. Sawed score lines were used to enhance and maintain the planes of the design, lending to a very cohesive feel. Beeson Pervious Concrete won an ACI award for this project, due to the precision of the pour and the success of the installation. Because this is a private residence, going by the project is not possible.
More and more, we are seeing these little infiltration strips of driveways along the rear access alleys of homes and buildings here in Southern California. Here is the backside of a home in Santa Monica on 10th street. This is about 250 sq ft of classic pervious concrete, 6 inches thick, suitable for car and light truck traffic.
As you can see the light pavement is a lovely foil for the dark wall and angular accents. The pervious concrete's finish falls in line with the modern aesthetic of this home.
This beautifully maintained home is in West Los Angeles. We poured this driveway a couple years ago, and this is a good example of colored pervious concrete adding to overall palette of a home. You can see the pervious is surrounded by traditional concrete, to frame in nicely.