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PROJECT DESIGNER // PROJECT ARCHITECT

 

As lead designer on this uniquely situated project I also assumed the role of project architect.

 

[INTERFACE STUDIO ARCHITECTS]

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA // MIXED-USE // 7 UNITS

 

As marginalized urban areas transition into desirable neighborhoods, seemingly problematic contextual elements like adjacent vacant land and elevated railroads can be treated as productive design constraints. This 6-unit apartment building shifts program to the long edge of a narrow site along the busy Frankford-Market elevated Blue Line in East Kensington, creating an interior façade facing an adjacent vacant parcel. With a roofline that connects the dots of a quirky zoning envelope, the elevation juxtaposes housing above with a storefront tucked underneath the El.