FdM:Arch creates work that intelligently and sensitively speaks to the project site and surrounding locale. To integrate senior housing with the city of Houston in a lively, urbane way, we created a plan for a mixed-use program of residential units, retail and parking. Situated around a large open space envisioned as a park with a lake, it provides both public connectivity with – and a private retreat from – all the neighborhood’s offerings.
Situated on a 14-acre site in the city’s Airline Corridor Revitalization District, the buildings contain retail offerings at street level and parking for residents in an enclosed court. The senior housing units are located above the retail stores and designed to allow older residents easy, everyday interaction with the city.
The one-bedroom apartments align with the exterior face of the building at ground level; the setback for the two-bedroom units creates small terraces and other relaxing, outdoor spaces. Seeing that this was a budget-conscious project, FdM:Arch envisioned a simple architecture made out of simple, affordable materials that looked beautiful while staying within budget.
- Place Houston, TX
- Date 2000
- Client The Bank of America
- Area 14 Acres
- Architect Francois deMenil Architect, PC
- Urban Planning and Landscape SWA Group