Modular development on a constrained site in northwest Philadelphia.
520 Carpenter provides new residential flats over a commercial co-working space and underground parking. The primary design challenge was to offer the amenities of a single-family home within a compact flat. Providing natural light and easy access to multiple outdoor areas was paramount. The project was constructed with a mix of high-performance modular and site-built components, including re-use of salvaged wood joists. Total tenant utility costs for 1,300 sf units track between $50/month–$100/month.