Invited architectural competition. Awarded third prize.
Design: Syntax and CK-Architecture
Our proposal merges three unit aggregation strategies:
1. Zipper Lot System: A system for the aggregation of freestanding single-family structures for a residential development on economically sized properties. Each lot has a private yard and sufficient privacy, and is connected to both the public road and a public green recreation area. The design proposal provides residential living areas comparable in size to those of traditional single-family dwellings, but making better use of exterior spaces, which allows for equal quality residential standards but at a lower cost.
2. Cluster System: The design proposal is subdivided in autonomous clusters of up to twelve housing units. This allows for a phased development of the planning area, where individual housing clusters can be realized by architect-investor project teams. Each phase on its own maintains both its functional and compositional unity.
3. Unit Type System: The flexible mix of housing unit types on properties of different sizes caters to a variety of housing needs. A clear, modular floor plan layout of all unit types assures economical planning and construction as well as a unified overall image.