The project’s conceptual approach evolves out of an idea of distinct edges of the site. Edges between boundaries highlight distinct elements, establishing horizontal and vertical planes as well as individual volumes. The result is a transition from a volumetric expression of forms that emulate the adjacent fabric along 9th Avenue W to a rhythmic definition at the alley. The alley side of project is eroded in order to reduce the overall scale of the project.
The east and west edge expressions meet in the courtyard at the center of the site. This transition across the site provides continuity across the project while distinguishing the new detached single-family home from the triplex of attached homes. Large transparent openings orient to the west for the views, into the courtyard and towards 9th Ave W to reinforce the pedestrian experience. A walkway between two existing Magnolia trees connects 9th Ave W to the courtyard at the center of the site.
This project is currently under construction with completion expected in early summer 2013.