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Legacy at Memorial

LOCATION: Houston, TX

WHAT: Legacy at Memorial is a luxury, high rise condominium complex consisting of 333 units in downtown Houston. The task at hand was to create a full design of the amenity area, to include a lobby, leasing and mail rooms, fitness room, massage/tanning center, club room, and theater. They wanted to create a Zen like atmosphere for its residents, as well as create a sense of community and appeal to a very diverse demographic.

SOLUTION: Due to the diverse nature of the project, a simple approach was taken to design. Focusing on the natural elements and simplicity of Japanese Zen, natural materials were chosen to meld together the Asian influence with the American amenities. Spaces were designed to create a sense of tranquility, by utilizing low, horizontal planes, and natural textures. Open seating in common areas draws on the sense of community as seen in Asian public spaces. Maximizing downtown views bring the outdoors to the forefront and allow the residents to connect via both indoor and outdoor backdrops.

**This project was completed while the principals of walkermiranda were at previous firms.

*Pictures by Steve Hinds