BlakeSt. _ 2019
A Club for the Community
BlakeSt. is a wellness club designed for the flourishing, hospitality-driven Bentonville community. Inspired by and named for the historic 1880s Blake House, the design was inspired by the classic farmhouse vernacular. The development is guided by a structure replicating the original Blake House, and connected to an additional 19,000 sq. ft. via a delicate glass bridge. Expansive glass walls maximize daylight and create framed views to build strong connection between club amenities. Located in a residential neighborhood on the edge of the historic square, the form and architecture gently combine traditional and modern elements. The massing and roof line are comfortable in their surroundings, while playful cantilevers and full-height expanses of glass differentiate between historicism and modern design.