Designed to be constructed above older existing one story buildings using pre-fabricated modules, this eight unit building is a prototype for low rise high-density housing on infill urban sites. Each unit consists of two 14’ x 34’ stacked modules, creating a townhouse. Each unit offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms in about 950sf and features a private outdoor deck.
An interior elevated plaza provides access and common space for the residents. Except for new structural elements, the existing commercial space on the ground floor is functionally untouched. In addition to providing a community space, the outdoor plaza and townhouse concept avoid the use of interior corridors and permit light to enter both sides of the units.
While this eight unit project is specific to one lot shape and size, the modular townhouse concept is flexible and can be modified to fit large and small lots of almost any shape and in any zoning district that permits multi-family housing.
The project’s developer, UPSIDEsf, offers a partnership with San Francisco Bay Area building owners interested in tapping the full development potential of their property with minimal business disruption and maximum tax benefit. UPSIDEsf offers both development and construction expertise to take a project from initial concept to reality. DNM Architecture has partnered with UPSIDEsf to provide full architectural services for the team.