2018 Best of Design Award for Residential — Multi Unit: St. Thomas / Ninth

Designer: OJT
Location: New Orleans

The St. Thomas / Ninth project is composed of 12 starter homes occupying an existing warehouse and vacant parcel. OJT designed the complex in order to make the best possible use of the industrial edge site. Embracing the warehouse language became a springboard for the firm’s formal exploration of the remainder of the site. Because OJT worked with abnormally large lot minimums for single-family structures, the firm mandated a tactic that leveraged the density allowed under multifamily development regulations, but organized the site as a single-family assemblage. Each home touches down minimally in order to free the ground plane to become a courtyard. The residual spaces between buildings are reclaimed as front porches, giving each dwelling a sense of entry and ownership. Meanwhile, pitched roofs accent the industrial character of the neighborhood.

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: Tolsá 61
Designer: CPDA Arquitectos
Location: Mexico City

Photo of Tolsá 61 by CPDA Arquitectos

2018 Best of Design Awards for Residential – Multi Unit Honorable Mention: Tolsá 61 by CPDA Arquitectos (Jaime Navarro Soto)

Project Name: Elysian Fields
Designer: Warren Techentin Architecture
Location: Los Angeles

Photo of Elysian Fields by Warren Techentin Architecture

2018 Best of Design Awards for Residential – Multi Unit Honorable Mention: Elysian Fields by Warren Techentin Architecture (Harrison Steinbuch)

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