Multifamily

  • adjoining worlds

    The Dutch architect and teacher Herman Hertzberger has won international acclaim for his sensitively designed buildings.

     
  • case study: homesafe, san jose, calif.

    The developer of HomeSafe, a community for battered women and their children, approached Studio E Architects with an interesting challenge. In addition to the usual affordable housing request—good design on a shoestring budget—they also wanted the project to fit into a co-housing format.

     
  • case study: avalon mutual housing, seattle, wash.

    When the Seattle office of Pyatok Architects began designing a community of transitional housing for mentally ill residents, it knew it might face a neighborhood outcry against the project. So it pre-empted complaints with a contextually sensitive design.

     
  • case study: los vecinos sro, chicago

    This low-income housing project was designed in consultation with its potential residents, and the project is that much stronger because of it, says architect Jeff Bone, AIA, principal at Chicago-based Landon Bone Baker Architects. Turns out their needs were not so special after all, but what all...

     
  • case study: 8NW8th, Portland, Ore.

    Portland-based Central City Concern believes housing must provide much more than shelter for low-income individuals undergoing substance abuse rehabilitation. It must help ease them back into society, safely and effectively.

     
  • bentley-massachusetts apartments, los angeles

    The jury dubbed this apartment building “dynamic and elegant.” For architect Stephen Kanner, FAIA, the challenge was to enliven and liberate the typical hermitically-sealed multifamily box.

     
  • skybridge, chicago

    Most architects would play it safe when venturing into the for-sale housing market for the first time. Not Perkins+Will.

     
  • loyola village, san francisco

    Seidel/Holzman's orders for this project were simple: Provide affordable units for University of San Francisco faculty, students, and staff. But the location posed a more complex challenge: "The site was virtually sand," says Alexander Seidel.

     
  • box & one lofts, portland, ore.

    This is urban living," said the jury, who were impressed by the project's strong indoor-outdoor connections and neighborhood feel.

     
  • radford court, seattle

    This University of Washington student housing complex was designed to encourage community among its population of mostly married graduate students and their families. The jury felt the project achieved that goal, and did it with outstanding regard to the site's steep topography.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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