Dow Elementary Park is a collaboration between Metalab (Architecture) and Asakura Robinson (Landscape Architecture) to renovate an existing park in the Sixth Ward of Houston. Metalab has designed a new pavilion, The Long House, that combines various outdoor recreation programs in a continuous organizational band. Each of the five gable roofs covering areas of the Long House has a different pitch and different roofing materials, drawing on the Victorian-era residential fabric of the surrounding community. Programs in The Long House include a swing, custom tables for playing games, a BYO hammock area, and at the end of the band is a brick fireplace and grills. Additional elements add to the existing playground on the site. These gestures combine an historic sensitivity towards the context with a contemporary programmatic mixture for the park.