Garfield Street Family Housing
Cambridge Housing Authority

Cambridge, MA

[ THE CHALLENGE ] Build eight affordable apartments on a prominent corner in Cambridge where Victorian Garfield Street meets commercial Massachusetts Avenue.

[ THE RESPONSE ] Four 3 bedroom townhouses are stacked above four 2 bedroom flats, stepping back to fit in porches and entry stairs. Pitched roofs and projecting bays reflect the regional vernacular, updated with corner windows and spatial layering. Interiors are filled with light and open out to individual entries and exterior spaces.