When Louis Sullivan coined the term “form follows function” in 1896 he could not have been thinking of these recently constructed “senior apartments” – though the structure aptly illustrates his observation.
The form of this building makes abundantly clear its function: the warehousing of elderly people. Looking more like monthly storage units than a retirement community, the facade of this complex is dominated by a repetitious series of garage doors facing a sea of concrete. “Senior apartment” wings extend behind the garages; pitched roofs with overhanging eaves and ginormous fascias visually crush them. Lone patches of lawn fill the spaces between sidewalks and parking and are manicured in a manner as utilitarian as that of the storage units “senior apartments”.
Would you like to spend your final days here?
And now, what you have surely been waiting for: some views of the interior: