Entrance to White Stone Flats by Benjamin Hall Design.

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Hall was part of the day-to-day build, which led to subtle refinements of the design throughout. "One day, I saw the beautiful pattern left by the crew using a concrete screed—a tool used to temporarily stamp on wet concrete to drive the moisture to the top. The morning light hit that surface in a way that inspired me to stop the crew and leave this texture as the final product," he says. "In a million years I would never envision that texture in a way that I could accurately annotate in a drawing."