This 55 unit apartment complex needed some upgrading. In a phased construction cycle one starts with the front of the building. From a non distinct view we created a well defined accented building. The entry was enclosed. The balconies were given a custom rail and dynamic walls, fins and chimney elements were used to cut up the elevation and define the uses behind. The chimney is really a natural vented air flow chamber to exhaust the exiting bathroom windows. The fins separate each unit for privacy. The 1st floor railings are treated solid while the 2nd floor rails are open yet solid stock lumber. Stone and tile accented varying elements. There is a sense of privacy yet open to the community
This infill long narrow lot slopping to the rear of the property worked well for a carriage type townhouse design. 9 units with 3 bed rooms and 2 baths have an open designed 2nd floor allowing for living area to view through the kitchen into the dinning and breakfast zone while natural light works its way through the unit. A laundry closet adds to all the variety of storage that small unit living requires. Individual units stagger along the length of the building breaking up the mass and provide accents of importance. All entries are protected form the weather. There is a small study on the first floor backed by the tandem parking garages. Consistency of the design helped maintain a tight budget.