SOUTH PHILLY REDUX
How can a new building pay homage to the aggressively eclectic awnings, colors, and textures of South Philadelphia urban fabric? The bold, turquoise-striped façade for this mixed-use development in South Philly’s rapidly evolving Newbold neighborhood playfully speaks to its neighbors. Filling out a half-block with twin rows of two- and three-story attached homes, the project also provides a small-scale space for neighborhood retail at one corner. Drivable grass in the shared parking alley and accessible green roofs with views north to Center City provide both semi-public and private social spaces, while doubling as stormwater management components.