One of the strategies of smart growth and sustainable communities is to promote infill development, Botaniko adopts and embraces this concept.
Botaniko is located near the edge of the Everglades National Park, in the City of Weston, Florida.
It is a 123-acre master planned residential development with 125 modern home sites.
Botaniko was envisioned as a suburban ecotone where the Everglades biome and a residential community merge and blend. Influenced by proximity to the Everglades, Landscape Design Workshop recognized the importance of water and used it as a key design feature.
In this project Landscape Design Workshop distilled the essence of the surrounding environment and used it as a guide. What emerged from this investigation was a resilient community featuring strong relationship between modern architecture, open space and water.
About Landscape Design Workshop
Landscape Design Workshop is an award-winning landscape architecture and planning design studio located in Boca Raton, Florida. The atelier studio specializes in designing resorts and resort-like communities that embody the tropical lifestyle experience. Their work provides a strong and unified identity designed to enhance the residents’ well-being and quality of life.
Erez Bar-Nur, founder and principal designer for Landscape Design Workshop, was the Lead Designer for the project. Mr. Bar-Nur is a licensed Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. He also served for 6 years as a member of Boca Raton’s Green Living Advisory Board.