Contemporary sustainability is fraught with fallacies and consumer culture, but its foundations still have strong merit. By catering to the global sustainable trend in the boutique hotel and a more sincere notion of sustainability in the residences, a demographic spectrum is created. The hotel becomes a form of a museum where green-washed malls, galleries and the metropolitan field are on display. As hotel patrons encounter these moments they also encounter the more legitimately sustainable residents (with urban farming, communal living and modest-lifestyle). Through this lens, visitors and hotel patrons can see and consider their own role within the ensemble.
The public space in the hotel is given over to consumerist pursuits like shopping and dining, while the residential public space becomes green spaces and local parks.
The unit plan in the residences is designed to create unique and treasured apartments which are tailored to family size and interior specificity. Because each unit is unique, residents are more content to give up square footage to a communal garden. This forms micro-communities which work together to support each other and the green-space they share.