The goal of the Sarasota Community Row House is to engage the landscape through elements that are reminscent of rowers and the tools they use in the water. Long horizontal elements in the landscape reach out the inhabitant, inviting them into the space. The horizontal elements, which also resemble rowing oars, are intended to create a rythm within the lanscape.
The the musicality and rythm produced by engaging the landscape in this manner is also infused into the interior as vertical dividers of the interior space. The ground level of the boat house contains all of thecommunity activities and the gym. The subterranean space houses boat storage and leads directly to the water.
Status: School Project
Location: Sarasota, FL, US