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San Jose, CA

Exploring the shared living arrangement popularly known as co-housing, HomeSafe creates a safe and uplifting home for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. The design's six big shared houses—each consisting of four suites with shared living, cooking, and eating areas—gather around an expansive communal outdoor space. Bright colors wash over the buildings, warming the houses' exteriors; a childcare and counseling facility stands watch at the site’s “front door.” In careful consideration of the recovering families, Studio E Architects' design seeks to recognize the vital importance of privacy, and to achieve a careful articulation of its thresholds.

Merit Award from Residential Architect Magazine Design Awards
John Clancy Award from Boston Society of Architects 
Citation of Recognition from American Institute of Architects, San Diego

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