A solution to affordable housing modules that are visually capable of both standing independently or in a repeated pattern, allowing this project to be completed in phases.
Area: 46,000 SF
Location: Newark, NJ, USA
Project Completion: Ongoing
Project Type: Affordable Housing
Services: Architectural Design
This abbreviated project challenged us to provide a low-income residential urban density within a suburban neighborhood; the project called for a design of a family residence that could be placed on a single lot as a free-standing unit, while being versatile enough to be repeated in a group setting that looked deliberate and appropriate. The resulting module engages the street traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, with the articulation of volumes such that there are planes creating visual interest at several different scales. The materials used also address the economic constraints of the project- they are sustainable, readily available materials that do not require specialized labor; wood, brick and aluminum panels.