New Luxury Residential Construction
Project Architect: Adina Hall with Optima
Courtesy of Optima
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding mountains and Native American desert communities, Camelview Village is a 700-unit mixed-use development. Comprised of eleven terraced, bridge-linked buildings, it responds to the desert climate of urban Scottsdale, Arizona by creating a pedestrian friendly shaded environment of interconnected landscaped courtyards.
Camelview Village is built on a structural bay with varying cantilevered landscaped terraces, creating a rich urban experience where no two buildings are the same.
The architectural design embodies a site-sensitive vocabulary of deep-layered shades, shadows, colors, textures and transparency. Overlapping forms and voids create a diverse and provocative composition of space. The transparent, modular facade is an interchangeable system of high-performance glazing, floating sandstone panels and textural sunshades.
Each dwelling is a dynamic combination of layered interior space expanding into lushly landscaped private terraces. Landscaping is a critical element of the architectural composition; 23 acres of roof gardens were constructed on the 13-acre site. Through extensive design exploration, engineering and a multi-year research collaboration with Arizona State University, a terrace planting system provides a haven for urban wildlife, promotes evaporative cooling, re-oxygenates the air, reduces dust and smog levels, reduces ambient noise, detains stormwater and thermally insulates and shields residents from the desert sun, all of which contributes to a sustainable urban environment.