The neighborhood needs a community to thrive. Community is the mutual flow of information. Information needs a voice to be heard. Voices need spaces to speak. Since the lot is the site, at least two units are needed per site for a local community to exist.The front porch and rear yard, as local community spaces are connected via a slot which bisects the site and doubles as a light well for the interior service spaces. The rear set back will initially be a semi-public yard for use by the block and later, could be vehicular access to the units. The front porch is raised one level above grade to establish a semi-private status for the local community space. This event is articulated on the front and side elevations with panels of brick.The curved roof forms protect the porches, reduce the street walling effect and celebrate the connection between the front and back community spaces. The standing seam metal roof signifies strength and permanence .

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