THE URBAN DESIGNER ....
Removing just one unit changes the scale
When doing research for attached housing prototypes I ran across this image from Philadelphia ...
7831 Winston Court
Architect: H. Louis Duhring, 1925
Drawn By: Donna Lisle
What is it about this image that seems attractive? Each unit, although attached, is unique. Follow the main roofs and you can begin to see the widths of each unit. It also appears that each unit has an enclosed court - nice touch.
of Philadelphia rowhouses !
These scans were taken from a set of measured drawings of Philadelphia houses done by first-year architecture students at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Fine Arts in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981.* They were produced for a course conducted by John Blatteau and Paul Hirshorn, with an assignment directing students to record a dwelling in a standardized format on a 11 x 17-inch piece of paper combining a specific set of plans, sections, elevations, and details