Responsive to the scale of the neighborhood, 3rd Street Residence from A Parallel is set back from the street, and the second story rises from the rear to accentuate a low roofline in front. Materials and geometry are reminiscent of mid-century design.
At ShakeWell, shared desks are positioned underneath a giant skylight that floods the space with natural light. Private offices and a conference room are arranged around this common area.
Photographed for Pavonetti Architecture.
Designed by architect MJ Neal, the Ramp House is a super vertical structure, and gets its name from two long ramps that link the main floors together. The ramps are bisected vertically by a thin book case made up of long rectangular sections with alternating colored panels. The shapes echo the pattern of glass windows that make up the front facade. Bedrooms are located on the entry level, a mid-floor landing between ramps acts as an office, and the common spaces are on the second level, looking out onto treetops of the Bouldin neighborhood.
This project has many elements that facilitate unique interactions between students and their peers, as well as teaching and administrative staff. Classrooms have collapsing walls that allow students to spill out into common areas, presenting opportunities to learn in groups, pairs, or at an individual's own pace. There is modular furniture throughout the school, enabling each space to easily adapt to the learning needs of students.
Photographed for BLGY Architecture.