Robert Allison

Robert Allison

New York, NY, US

Project Board - Printed at 36' x 36'
Project Board - Printed at 36" x 36"

Row Houses on Holmen

The assignment was to design a block of 12 row houses, where a single house design is repeated on a site next to a canal in Copenhagen, Denmark. The maximum size of each home was set at 8 meters wide, 10 meters deep, and 10 meters high, with a 4 meter yard in front and back.  I decided to explore the idea of a light well, which would allow for an open ground floor plan. The ground floor combined the kitchen, dining room, living room, and a small bathroom. A staircase provides vertical circulation to the office, bedrooms, and roof terrace while keeping a visual and audible connection to the ground floor. Staggering the buildings increased the privacy of the roof terraces for each house, compared to having them all in a straight line. It also created areas for a public park space in the front, and a community garden in the back.


Programs Used: AutoCAD 2012 (Design / Linework), Revit 2012 (3D Modeling), Photoshop CS5 (Post Rendering), InDesign CS5 (Layout)

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Status: School Project
Location: Copenhagen, DK
My Role: Solo Project - Completed in 2.5 weeks