Newton Ave.

San Diego, California

This 80-unit permanent supportive housing development in San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood. The design embraces the use of single use recycled shipping containers as a rigorous module in its five-story massing which will be prefabricated off site modular units. The building massing is organized to scale down along the street into a series of distinctive massing block to relate to the neighborhood context. The concept of elevating the units along the street on the upper levels provides a covered elevated porch along the street edge which provides shaded and open landscape areas for the residents to connect with the neighborhood, views of downtown San Diego and the bay. The linear porch space connects with two internal courtyard spaces to provide a diversity of amenity program spaces.

The integration of landscape embraces biophilia in connecting people with nature to promote health and wellness. The use of modular construction innovates at every step of the delivery model in promoting a lean delivery process in reducing the schedule. The program includes a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. The development includes a 2 level above grade parking structure with resident support spaces on the ground floor street frontage to enhance the public realm.

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