For a studio run in conjunction with the Lexington Downtown Development Authority and HUD, this Jefferson Street Project aims to provide affordable housing while raising the standards of living for the occupants, and nourishing the sense of community evident in the neighborhood. With a connection to the environment, the four units are arranged such that private outdoor spaces provide a sanctuary for the individual, and a roof-top deck/patio area provides a communal area for the building residents. With isolated private spaces, and a communal area accessible only by the residents, the sense of ownership is reinforced.
Conceptually the building is opaque and monolithic where privates spaces exist and transitions to transparency as the occupants move closer to public/communal areas. In this case the movement is vertical.
An ADA compliant unit is provided on the ground level of the Jefferson Street side, with tuck-under parking dedicated to the ADA unit. The three other units are arranged using a trapezoidal layout, which takes space from the vertical circulation zone (stairs) and provides for more spacious rooms in each unit.
Status: School Project
Location: University of Kentucky COD Studio - Spring 2010
Additional Credits: Studio Professor: David Mohney
TA: Brandi Berryman