Adaptive Reuse & New Construction
Philadelphia, PA: Brewerytown
This project transforms a crumbling milk depot into a seventeen-unit multi-family development. After carefully investigating the existing structure to determine which components could be salvaged and revitalized, the team utilized an existing one-story concrete podium as a generator for the proposed intervention. The design inserts residential units beneath this relic, leaving existing raw materials exposed within, while a composition of metal-clad additions perch atop the former structure. These new volumes vary in height and proportion to resemble the assemblage of an urban block. The overall building unfolds around a central courtyard hidden from the street, offering private outdoor space for each unit.
Developer: Argo Property Group
Builder: Tester Construction Group
Structural Engineer: Larsen & Landis
MEP Engineer: Hutec Engineering & Consulting