Privacy and Efficiency in Landmark Green Senior Community

DESCRIPTION

Villa Vasconcellos is a senior housing project located in Walnut Creek, CA. This is one of the first green multi-family housing projects in the city, with solar energy and hot water heating. Designed for independent seniors, the modern two- and three-story building contains fully accessible and adaptable units, organized around two courtyards for gatherings, outdoor exercise and community functions. Through porches, balconies, covered entries, trellises and communal courtyards, residents can enjoy both private and shared outdoor spaces.

VISION

Create sustainable, accessible housing for independent senior living with the goal of "aging-in-place"

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Develop 70 green, accessible housing units for seniors.

Design Features

  • Two courtyards for gatherings, outdoor exercise and community functions
  • Porches, balconies and shared courtyards emphasize and indoor-outdoor connection
  • Modern architectural massing and carefully articulated details
  • Natural light and ventilation

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