A site organization and massing strategy was devised to reinforce the primary priority: to foster a sense of community within Davis Place and with its neighbors. The ten condominiums providing an opportunity for affordable home ownership are distributed into four distinct forms linked by breezeway circulation in a “four-square” arrangement. This strategy breaks down the overall mass into house-like forms conducive to the porous residential street and promotes individuality. To encourage neighbor interaction, more public areas within the dwellings are arrayed adjacent to the shared community circulation breezeways while more private spaces within the dwellings are pushed to the outer corners to allow a quiet retreat.
Awards: 2015 Design Arlington Merit Award; 2013 AIANorthern Virginia Chapter Merit Award; 2012 AIA Potomac Valley Chapter Honor Award; 2010 AIA DC Chapter Washingtonian Distinctive Residential Architecture Award
Photographer: Hoachlander Davis Photography