Emeryville CA | Completed
The tall, narrow townhomes face each other across semi-private patios and landscaped courtyards. Garden paths lead past entry landings to a shared grove courtyard lined with benches and art—a series of kinetic birdhouse sculptures by a local artist.
Each row of homes is flanked by a shared courtyard shaded with native, drought-tolerant plantings on one side and a permeable paved auto court on the other. The homes features distinct facades as well as dedicated personal outdoor space.
The simple arrangement of four buildings on a long, narrow site results in a density of 44 units/acre while retaining more than a quarter of the property as green open space. These infill homes make use of existing parks, public transit, and walkable and bikeable streets, strengthening a sense of community and ownership while promoting alternate transit.
Halleck Street and Sherwin Avenue