THINS NUMBER 9

Location: Nothern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

Client: Onion Flats

Completion Date: 2010

LEED Platinum Certified


This project is the final piece of the Thin Flats Project; the only single family residence. As an offspring of the eight-unit parent project, this home continues the exploration of the latent potential hidden within the vertical rhythm and regularity of the Philadelphia row home. Thin faces both Laurel and Hancock St. create a veil that allows for increased transparency while maintaining a sense of privacy inside the home. Within these thin spaces slip exterior balconies uncommon to the traditional row. The vertical circulation is allowed to escape the traditional rectangular form on the upper level allowing for increased interior space as well as access to the green roof terrace.