Six contemporary urban townhomes.
Six contemporary urban townhomes within the North Beach district created a number of complex challenges. The site dictated an architecture that could bridge the history of the neighborhood with the addition of a modern structure without dominating its present character. A minimal design approach for each unit reflects the character of the individual ownership. Stucco finish volumes and the use of various cladding materials created a humanizing composition which identifies the uniqueness requested by the future dwellers.
A modularity was established with the private entry courtyard, and the uses required at grade level; wrapping the parking thus generating a boundary that echoes the traditional language of a townhouse. One of the six units was turned to the south in order to maintain a sense of entry from each of the pedestrian sides of the site.
The west façade is punctuated by a transparent geometry, which is protected by vertical and horizontal elements that allows controlled natural light into the units as well as providing privacy to its occupants.