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Parkside Studios

Sunnyvale, CA

Built on the site of a defunct National Guard Armory, Parkside Studios is a micro-flat workforce housing development, offering 59 units of affordable housing for low-wage service workers and recently homeless individuals.

The project’s units were built off-site, loaded onto flatbed trucks, driven to the site, and craned into place as fully built-out modules, complete with fixtures and appliances installed. This method allowed the builder to collapse the schedule by almost five months, and netted a savings of half a million dollars in construction costs.  

Studio E Architects’ endeavor to "re-think small" resulted in light-filled, high-ceilinged studios with well-appointed kitchens and private balconies. The modest size of individual units is offset by generous indoor and outdoor common spaces—including lounges, a meeting/recreation room, laundry facilities, and an 1800-square-foot roof terrace.

 

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