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Tolkapaya

  
News Clip
Sept 14, 1994

Proposed Condominium in Fountain Hills, Arizona

The project attempted to be a symbolic tribute to native Americans and their noble norms and values.

The name, Tolkapaya, was selected through a local contest.
It is named after a village in Western Yappapi - not too far from the site, few decedents of which still live in Arizona.

Clusters of 12 and 14 units designed to sensitively respond to this unique site's up and down sloping terrain - minimizing excavation.

Building's color scheme was carefully selected to match the stones covering the beautiful hilly site and the stones are to adorn the building base and covering the roofs blending the building with the site. The balconies' wood railing's stain vary in tone, complementing the massing's colors and the vegetation.

site plans and elevations