A new typology, courtyard, provides every room with access for maximal cross ventilation and sunlight throughout the house. It creates a secure and enjoyable outdoor space in which children can play and parents can relax. The layout is intended for parents to supervise their children easily when they are playing outside. To push beyond the notion of a ‘Bayonne Box’, the exteriors are carefully composed to provide individuality for each house, with different colors, treatments of balcony and building heights to
choose from. The urban site condition calls for three typologies: duplex, setback, and row house. It provides a great opportunity for passive sustainable design, such as sun-shading, rainwater collection, passive solar, and stack ventilation.
Status: School Project
Location: Newark, NJ, US