Family of 6
This family of six new SRO Residences have similar building programs and share a common feature: they all adapt to irregular 'remnant' urban sites.
On an urban scale, all six buildings address the physical particularity of their lots by strengthening the street-wall, figuring common courts and gardens, and providing options for privacy and social interaction for their formerly homeless residents.
The 300 sf studio apartments contain full kitchens and bathrooms and a living - sleeping area. Collective spaces typically include a large community room with warming kitchen, exercise room, library, counseling offices, and laundry.
All six buildings are designed with environmentally sustainable amenities such as central heating and cooling fan system, high performance exterior envelope, energy efficient lighting and appliances, recycled and re-cyclable materials, and elevator
Restoring the Urban Dream - Affordable Housing in New York, Bauwelt December 2012
Comment> Jonathan Kirschenfeld, The Architect's Newspaper April 2011