The concept for the Novato Senior Housing competition is a woven terrain which weaves three design parameters – programmatic, landscape, and sustainability. Programmatic Weaving provides for a variety of activities to be intertwined with the housing units including sports, tennis, swimming, basketball, and open fields for a variety of community activities. The landscape is compromised of an interwoven fabric of passive and active gardens. Passive gardens provide sustainable revenue generating areas for vineyards and vegetable gardens which produce a revenue generating income for residents. Passive garden provide areas for the natural California landscape of the sire, California wildflowers and butterfly gardens. The housing units are woven within the active and passive gardens to provide the residents and surrounding community with a variety of recreational activities and visual experience.
In association with Dragana Zoric