A TALE OF TWO TOWNHOUSES





2019
Competition
New York

Modular textured double height spaces, light dabbled cloistered courtyards, and glittering basement discos are just a few of the experiential highlights for this big idea for Two Townhouses for small lots to combat the current housing crisis in New York City. One big idea to attack the affordable housing shortage in NYC is to borrow a solution from the West Coast. In cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle, neighborhoods have modified their zoning ordinances to density lots and provide more affordable housing for both homeowners and renters. Through minimal zoning modifications, the freestanding accessory dwelling unit [ADU] has made a resurgence.

Big Ideas Small Lots

Project Team: Abigail Coover Hume, Joanna Ptak, Sophi Lilles, Talya Polat








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