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09 | DESIGN CONCEPT

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FIGURE 9.12: render d - recreation space looking into courtyard

Community Spaces In designing Sanctuary 6, the main goal was to create not only a home, but a community for the residents. In support of this goal, the project contains various shared spaces for the residents to connect with one another and call their own. On the first floor of every building (except Building B, which is comprised solely of residential units) there are community spaces, which can be occupied by group meetings, activities, leisure, and large open spaces for group events. There will be storage rooms where residents can keep board games, cards, and anything they wish to be communal for everyone. Building A hosts the leasing office, main lobby, and mailroom (8,9,10) and will serve as the front door to the project. In addition to these features, there is a large event space (11) with an adjacent full-size kitchen (12) for the residents to use at any time. This space is intended to create opportunities for community events, dinners, and informal lunches. Adjacent to this spaces is the resident lounge (13) in which the residents can hang out, use computers, watch sports, but above all interact and develop relationships with each other. Connected to this space is storage space. Building B hosts only residential units, to accommodate residents who would prefer the ease of access that the ground floor provides. Additionally, these residents are made

more private through the inclusion of trellised front porches. Central to the project is the project is the shared courtyard in which the interior community spaces can spill out. Furnished with barbecues, seating, and landscaping features, this space is intended to become the axis on which the whole site centers itself. All community spaces face inward to the courtyard in order to focus on the community within. Building C also contains residential units as well as the counseling offices (15). The counseling offices are pulled away from the alley, and nested within the community in order to create a welcoming yet protected venue for our development partners to provide services and for the veterans to receive assistance in various areas. There are various scales of counseling rooms to serve for both individual and group counseling spaces. Building D serves as the primary center of recreation and activity for the residents. A workshop (7) with tool storage, a recreational game room (6), and a fitness gym (5) all provide opportunities for engagement and support for the individual residents’ interests. The recreation room is furnished with activities such as ping pong and billiards. The gym will provide workout equipment for the residents.Also located within this building, adjacent to the elevator is the laundry facility.

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2016 Sanctuary 6 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Competition Proposal  

This housing project won 1st place on a national level. The team consisted of 7 architecture students, 2 city and regional planning students...

2016 Sanctuary 6 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Competition Proposal  

This housing project won 1st place on a national level. The team consisted of 7 architecture students, 2 city and regional planning students...

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