METRO 112 Apartments
Opened October 2018
This is a case where “less is more” meant a shrinking footprint that led to collaborative, out-of-the-box thinking to resolve design issues.
The already small site is constrained by several utilities easements and some very visible (and rather unattractive) electrical transformers on the most prominent corner. The allowable building space underwent numerous changes, even to the point of losing ten feet on the entire east side. That change, more than anything, defined the “shifting boxes” concept of the building. Grabbing all the airspace possible, upper floors are cantilevered over ground-level easements. A big inside corner at street level accommodates those thorny transformers, and clever landscaping directs the eye to more interesting views without blocking access to the equipment.
Attentiveness, flexibility, and a delight in solving problems, plus close collaboration with the utilities, property owner, and civil engineers, helped keep the project on track and resulted in a program that works for all parties.
- 55 apartment units
- Two live-work units
- One floor of underground parking
CLIENT – Simpson Housing LLLP
ARCHITECT – Tiscareno Associates
INTERIOR DESIGN AND INTERIOR RENDERINGS – Mandy Callaway Interiors