Housing Northwest Arkansas
The project is structured as a series of overlapping systems – a network of frameworks for growth – a means to become a rich and varied town. Primary is the automotive link of major streets. NE Moberly Lane and E Central Ave are treated as connectors at the neighborhood scale with off street visitor parking to serve local facilities – a commercial strip, restaurants and bars, a gym, offices, etc. These interface with surrounding existing developments.
NE John Deshields Blvd. is the central organizing street of the project itself. It provides access to the collective parking moats which serve the project. Their goal is to minimize the footprint of car storage through compaction, and by providing four per site allow for convenient distribution and short walks. Above these eight garages are larger scale fabric structures of 60’ width to accommodate programs of more communal dimensions. Perimeter wall fabric of 40’ depth and three levels wrap the sites.
The six framed landscapes are linked in plan and section from east to west and above and at grade from north to south. Adjacent to the commercial space is an orchard, next to the amenities pools, between office and bar, flower gardens, behind the gym vegetable gardens, outside the school sports fields, and between school and restaurant, gardens. Paths and semi-private garden zones line both sides of the 40’ lateral fabric, establishing zones of transition.