Community Development projects are usually characterized by traditional architectural styles and vernacular influences as they are visually familiar, age well, and are harmonious with the residential architecture typically found within the community. The Client for Creekside seeks to introduce a fresh and contemporary take on the residential product with crisp lines and clean finishes to offer buyers an aesthetic contrasting with the traditional styles prevalent in the market. This vision necessitated a design response for the community entry that was equally bold and fresh, with suitable regard to the uniquely styled homes to be found behind the gates.
The concept for the gateway was inspired by architectural cues taken from the Client’s product design, traditional garden arbors, and Asian garden lanterns expressed as the columns elevating the pergola above. As traditional garden lanterns provided offerings of light in the darkness, the gateway columns provide a welcoming gesture to visitors and residents as they arrive at Creekside. The landscape design complements the architecture with strong linear forms and monoculture plantings to give a restrained yet lush setting to the gateway and homes within the community.
*All images are for conceptual purposes only and do not necessarily depict the project as it may finally be developed. The design is subject to change.