Direct commission, 1995-1996
The unique aspects of the property demanded an extensive study of the typology of multi-family dwellings. The conventionally used principles of sequencing and layering — as applied in row houses or apartment blocks — did not adequately respond to the questions posed by the location.
The terrain slopes gently in a westerly direction, opening onto the access road on that side. The other boundaries of the plot are overgrown by vegetation from the adjacent properties. The empty parcel of land forms a gap in the structure of the surrounding suburban environment. The unusual dynamic into the depth of the property is accentuated by a row of fruit trees that emphasizes the intrinsic proportions of the property itself.