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XS HOUSE // PHILADELPHIA, PA // 2019

LIVING IT UP

In the 1950s, a 100-foot-wide swath of dense urban fabric cutting across Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood was demolished to make way for the sunken Vine Street Expressway. Blocks south of Vine were sliced into odd shapes and sizes, forming difficult-to-occupy lots used for surface parking. XS House slots seven apartments into an 11-foot-wide by 93-foot-long site, strategically occupying expanded bays, mezzanines, and bi-level upper units. The three-story structure connects seven levels of occupied space across a 63-foot-tall section using a minimal single-stair core layout. The interior organization of the building is expressed through a new south-facing mural replacing the existing north-facing one covered up by its construction.

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