Render through residential courtyard


The social housing project in Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood explores the principles of the 2000-Watt society for Co-living. Sharing of energy and food resources in housing units and communal spaces not only becomes a sustainable living alternative, but enhances relationships amongst neighbors. The project incorporates typical Polish Hill elements such as dormers, passages and bridges in a modern way and incorporates a diversity of housing and communal area typologies.

Time: Spring 2021  | Team: Varun Shah & Taylor Latimer

Neighborhood fabric

The project started by analyzing the typical Polish Hill housing elements in order to incorporate them in fun and modern ways 

Site Plan
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Section 1

Section 2

Level 1-Plan