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05a Auburn 7 Project - 2748 Auburn St - Mass Architecture (E)

Auburn 7 Project

2748 Auburn St

Mass Architecture, Design, Build, Inc.



Much like Gregory Ain's Avenel Cooperative Proect just a few blocks away, the Auburn 7 Project was commissioned to with the goal of providing high-density urban housing in a livable and sustainable way. Mass Architecture, Design, Build, Inc, Ana Henton and partner Gregory Williams, was selected to design the project.


The seven postmodern townhomes employ many "green" architecture elements, including: skylights that open to draw out warm air, solar panels on the roof, outdoor fireplaces, bamboo cabinetry, and radient concrete foors. The drought-resistant gardens in front of the units are actually on DWP property which was leased to the association. The gardens provide additional sustainability, becase many of the plants themselves are edible.


Although the units appear loft-like, this project places Silver Lake back into the forefront of innovative architecture. On this property, use was made of the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, which allows small city lots to be sudivided into smaller properties. Each of these townhomes are independent of each other from foundation to roof, and on individually-owned small lots.


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Taken on May 16, 2010