Presented with a former parking lot on the edge of a historic arts district, Archimania let context and site be its guide. The result is this five-unit, live/work townhouse project highlighted by polished concrete masonry blocks, metal bays, and glass storefronts that merge with the existing architecture of the industrial buildings in the district. Intended for live/work use, each three-level home is marked by bays and front-loaded balconies that address the street. “I like the way they stand out with the façade,” one judge commented.
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dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator: GE, www.ge.com; doors and windows: Kawneer, www.kawneer.com; exterior siding (custom): Galvalume, www.galvalume.com; flooring: PALRAM, www.palramamericas.com; garage doors: Overhead Door, www.overheaddoor.com; hvac equipment: Frigidaire, www.frigidaire.com; insulation: Owens Corning, www.owenscorning.com; lighting fixtures: Lightolier, www.lightolier.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Sherwin-Williams, www.sherwin-williams.com; roofing: GAF, www.gaf.com; skylights: Duo-Gard, www.duo-gard.com