Maisonettes in the Sky
This winning competition design resolved the seemingly competing needs for dense urban housing and large communal open space.Individual "parcels" with private outdoor gardens let the inhabitants create their own cross-ventilated habitats in the sky, lifted above three ground level communal parks. Social amenities for families, children and the elderly along the edges of the green space ease the transition from a chaotic contemporary city into a residential sanctuary.
Location: Aomori, Japan.
Scope: 200 Housing Units in an Urban Setting.
Client: The City of Aomori, Japan
Urban Infill Housing Studies
We embrace the restricted and unusual shapes of Urban Infill projects as triggers to rethink tried-and-true layouts and circulation schemes. Ostensibly limiting factors inspire unusual solutions that help to push the archetype of housing into new realms.
Scope: 18 Maisonettes, 8 Flats + 1 Story Sidewalk Retail.
Client: City of San Francisco
A focus on common outdoor space creates a connection to nature for this housing project in the midsts of an urban enviroment. Lifting the housing above the site provides the inhabitants with their own private park - sheltered from the city by a services buildig along the urban edge. The 14 foot-tall space below the housing band provides parking while serving as an all-weather an extension to the pocket park.
Location: Portland, OR
Scope: 10 Raised Townhomes
Client: City of Portland