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Safari Drive Condominiums / The Miller Hull Partnership

  • 17:00 - 29 March, 2019
  • Curated by Fernanda Castro
Safari Drive Condominiums / The Miller Hull Partnership
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Text description provided by the architects. The design concept for these suburban condominiums evolved from the desire to create a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood in a physically demanding desert climate. Within its own bounds, the development is self-sustaining with a range of live/work lofts and retail spaces situated on the Scottsdale canal. As opposed to typical large-scale residential buildings, a grouping of smaller structures not usually seen in this type of development modulates scale to a human level.

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Project Layout
Project Layout
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In addition to establishing a neighborhood feel, this varied plan better offsets the climate by creating a micro-climate within shaded courtyards formed by the clustered housing blocks. The range of sustainable strategies tempering the harsh Sonoran Desert climate includes the use of thermal mass, deep overhangs, a high-performance thermal envelope, naturally-weathering locally-manufactured materials and a high-efficiency central plant hydronic system.

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A “cool tower” provides passively cooled air to a public courtyard by employing a simple, traditional technology based on towers prevalent throughout middle-eastern desert regions: prevailing winds and evaporative process combine to deliver 75-degree air on a 115-degree summer day.

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The deliberate blending of disparate activities and organizing principles reinvents the suburban multi-family residential form. The development has been certified by the City of Scottsdale’s Green Building Program for Multi-Family Dwellings.

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Cite: "Safari Drive Condominiums / The Miller Hull Partnership" 29 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/898950/safari-drive-condominiums-the-miller-hull-partnership/> ISSN 0719-8884
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