The property is a 72-acre private residence outside a small mountain community. The Roaring Fork River runs through the property and great care was taken to reinvigorate the riparian corridor with bank stabilization and the planting of native wetland species. The main drive was realigned to make use of the redesigned pond, the rolling topography, and spectacular views to the surrounding mountain ranges. High impact, xeric planting was placed at key areas to emphasize prominent features of the site.
This project is nestled in the mountains of a small mountain community. With over 900 acres of Aspen Forest, the property boasts spectacular views throughout. An agricultural complex was built at the heart of the property complete with horse pasture, Hugelkultur planting beds, a greenhouse, and finally, a chicken coop. Ponds were added to accommodate geese, horses, and local fauna. Special care was taken to design around an existing elk wallow, while creating a workable, livable, agricultural center for the property.
Environment — The neighborhood plan preserves one of the last remaining sections of Van Bibber Creek in its native condition as a neighborhood park
Development impact— 95% of open landscape areas within the neighborhood are preserved or restored native landscape
Connectivity— The implemented trail development respects the need for an interconnected regional trail system
Open Space — A neighborhood park meets the needs of Table Rock Ridge and surrounding neighborhoods
Table Rock Ridge is Jefferson County’s latest environmentally conscious neighborhood north of Golden, Colorado at the northeast corner of 58th Ave. and HWY 93. This 199-home residential neighborhood has over 25 acres of open space including parks, regional trails, playgrounds, and the preservation of the Van Bibber Creek corridor which encompasses mature trees, shrubs and wildlife habitats.
Consilium Design led the community planning and entitlements effort for the 68-acre neighborhood that resulted in unanimous approval by the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners for zoning and final plat. Although the site presented several challenges, working alongside RRCEA and KT Engineering granted the ability to turn constraints into design features, creating a neighborhood with unique amenities for future residents and the surrounding community.
Table Rock Ridge benefits the greater community by:
Preserving existing trees and habitat along Van Bibber Creek in a natural open space/park setting
Providing variety in housing that is compatible with surrounding neighborhoods
Providing a neighborhood park along Van Bibber Creek trail and other open spaces that are accessible by the greater neighborhood
Extending the Van Bibber Creek regional trail to the intersection of Highway 93 and 58th Avenue, and to the existing bus stop
Improving storm water run-off quality along Van Bibber Creek that flows to eastern communities
Topography— Neighborhood and home designs respect and celebrate the natural topography of the site
Lifestyle— Refined outdoor living in both public and private spaces accommodates a variety of different living styles
Culture— Mindful appreciation of the region’s history and an array of development styles embellishes the community’s sense of place
Consilium Design’s concept for the Hillside Village at Sun Kingdom was inspired by the client’s commitment to create an “essence of lifestyle”, built upon the highest quality design while aiming to be the finest residential environment in China.
The collaborative effort with Woodley Architectural Group was to create a neighborhood reminiscent of a Mediterranean hillside village with it’s own authentic sense of place, grounded in the unique qualities of the region and its spectacular setting within the Sun Kingdom championship golf course and community.
The physical characteristics of the site presented an opportunity to create a neighborhood design unique to Sun Kingdom and Chongqing. Set in the core of the community with over 50 meters in elevation change, it is highly visible from the main community entry, the future clubhouse and community facilities, the surrounding golf course and other developments.
Living at the Hillside Village at Sun Kingdom presented a new lifestyle opportunity and the finest luxury living for people who value a community with a sense of history and artistic quality. Mr. Gao Xiao Dong, General Manager of Chongqing Techxiang Industrial Company, the developers of Sun Kingdom eloquently concluded that residents “fell in love with the community as the villas selected the residents. The home became a part of their life story.”
Today, Hillside Village at Sun Kingdom is the finest residential community in China.
Sun Kingdom/Hyoa Architects & Associates
Urban Planning Landscape Architecture
2014 PCBC Gold Nugget Award of Merit, Best International Community Design Award
2014 Best in American Home Living (BALA) Gold award for International Community Design
Chongqing, P.R. China
32 Acres 90 Luxury Homes, 2.8 Units / Acre
SUN KINGDOM CREEKSIDE VILLAGE
Sun Kingdom Creekside Village
Consilium Design led the site design effort for this town home neighborhood in Chongqing, China.Working closely with Woodley Architectural Group, concepts were developed for the residences that took advantage of the dramatic topography of the site, creating striking architectural forms that maximize views to the stream amenity and surrounding mountain scenery.The result is a unique, affordable town home living experience, with a focus on luxury and exclusivity.
Land Planning and Landscape Architecture Land Use: Multi-Family Residential
GOLF CLUBHOUSE VILLAGE
Sun Kingdom Golf Clubhouse Village
Topography — Neighborhood designs respect and celebrate the natural elevation change on site
Connectivity — Refined outdoor living in both public and private spaces provide a valued connection between the golf course and surrounding amenities
Lifestyle — The overall plan revives the essential connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, while providing a variety of living arrangements
Consilium Design led the site design effort for the Sun Kingdom golf clubhouse neighborhood, working closely with Woodley Architectural Group. Concepts were developed for both the clubhouse and residences that took advantage of the dramatic topography of the site, creating striking architectural forms that maximize views to the golf course and surrounding scenery of Sun Kingdom. A conscious decision was also made to improve the relationships between the existing golf course, practice facilities, community drive and neighborhood access. The result is an unforgettable, integrated golf and residential living experience with a focus on outdoor leisure and luxury.
Privacy — With consideration for the community’s tranquility and privacy, we designed the neighborhood streets to discourage cut-through traffic
Connectivity— We also increased pedestrian connectivity which provides access to the Apex Recreation Center, a hub of activity for the neighborhood and greater community
History— The use of entry monuments, signage and fencing evoke the historic character of the site
Consilium Design’s mission for this project was to keep the community feel and design rooted in the history and heritage of the site itself. Once a farm and ranch of two long-standing families in Arvada, it is now combined to create a 126-home community while embracing the rich history of the site.
With a mix of single-family and patio homes, the architecture of the community takes on the feel of nearby historical farms, accented with green roofs and stone walls adorning the entries.
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Density — Low impact neighborhood design reduces the overall development footprint and increases open space preservation. The result achieves more than twice the density of traditional, low density residential development while preserving three times as much open space
Community — Open space locations benefit community residents, adjoining developments and public spaces
Ecology — Open space is consolidated into larger areas to preserve native plants and wildlife habitat while simplifying maintenance
History — The rustic appeal and view corridor along Leyden Road is maintained by preserving the native landscape
Culture — Neighborhood parks embedded within neighborhoods create focal points and centers for activity
Land Planning Landscape Architecture
2017 Best in American Home Living (BALA) Gold Award Single-Family Community, 100 units and over
2016 Nationals, Silver Award, Best Landscape Design, Master Planned Community
HBA of Denver 2016 MAME Community of the Year
“Consilium Design had the respect, passion, vision, and expertise to turn our idea for a sustainable development into a stunning reality. With Consilium Design’s help, Leyden Rock is a nationally-award winning community and one of the fastest-selling developments in the United States.”