Townhouses

2014-2017

769 NW 1 Street, City of Miami, Florida

 

These townhouses are located in the heart of Little Havana in the City of Miami. Designed to be true infill housing, these townhouses are conceived as a prototype for the city. As compact urban buildings, these structures can be built incrementally over time on small or large lots. The urban townhouse is an alternative to the suburb house and the high-rise, one that provides an urban fabric that engages the street and supports richness of city life. Each proposed townhouse is three stories tall and 4,500 square feet in size with (2) two-bedroom and (2) efficiency units. The front and back facades are open and the sides are party walls. At 25’-0” wide, these townhouses can be repeated to fit the typical Miami building lot. The building structure is composed of reinforced concrete block masonry with cast-in-place concrete slabs. As this project is an urban proposal, the development of façade was the focus of our design energies. The façade is composed of three bays, which are grouped and shifted to create a monumental asymmetrical frame to the city. This frame is conceived as a green wall, a vertical garden for the street and an outdoor room for the residents.

 

Awards

First Round, Vision Awards Selection, Urban Land Institute (ULI) SE Florida/Caribbean, 2018  

Presentation

Transportation & Ecology Earth Day Symposium, CNU of the Palm Beachs, April 18, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7tCbM6e4_s

Publications

Archello feature of Infill Housing, 2020 

https://archello.com/project/infill-housing

“Small-scale urban developments starting to sprout. Thank a change in the parking code” By Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, January 8, 2020 

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article238937913.html

“Creating infill developments true to their urban context”, by Jeffrey Steele, forbes.com, November 26, 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffsteele/2019/11/26/creating-infill-developments-true-to-their-urban-context/#4f66e8ad271c

 

“How Incremental Development Came to Miami” by Andrew Frey, strongtowns.org, November 25, 2019 

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/11/25/small-and-incremental-development

 

“Stay Alfred Little Havana by Tecela’, architectmagazine.com, October 14, 2019

https://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/stay-alfred-little-havana-by-tecela

“Townhouses to rise in Little Havana but where is the parking?” by Andres Viglucci, Miami Herald, June 24, 2016

 

“Build and Let Live,” by Alastair Gordon, The Miami Herald, July 12, 2015

 

Project Team

Jason R. Chandler, A.I.A., Hermann Gonzalez

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering: Franyie Engineering Inc.

Structural Engineering: De Los Reyes Engineering Inc.   

Civil Engineering: Zamora and Associates, Inc.

Photography

Michael Stavaridis

Tel: 305-669-7592