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West Lawn Gardens


Matthew 25: 40-45 KHV

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
︎DETAILS

Location:Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Year:    2019

Team:    Vincit Constructors
         City Care
         Re-Merge OK
         Skyline INK
︎DESIGN BRIEF

This project developed a .75 acre plot of land in downtown Oklahoma City for clients of the Re-Merge program of Oklahoma. Re-Merge is a prison diversion program for women with children who have non-violent drug related charges. Women would be housed as part of a two year program at the end of which they are released with their children and all charges are dropped.
Although tiny homes that house individuals in a warm, dry environment are the goal of the design project, properly developing the entire site to promote wellness, create a stimulating environment and connect the site program back to other services that would benefit the tenants throughout Oklahoma City is arguably just as critical a design component to the success of the tiny home pilot program.
Allowing tenants to not only feel safe but also feel that they are part of a growing and worthy community of individuals is a design mantra that can be accomplished through site amenities and an overall cohesive aesthetic vision cast by the team at City Care.
Site planning and program included a community center design, 12 tiny home units for the women, walking paths, a playground, a community garden, and market stalls along the permiable membrane fence concept.
The project creates defensible space for residents while allowing connection and interaction with the general public as women continue to reintegrate into their new lives.



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