5940 Magazine St. | ArchiTravel
The project is the outcome of two major design challenges; the clients desire to create a contemporary building capable of referencing its historic setting and maximizing the built square footage on a limited site. © Jeffrey Johnston The resulting building is one that blends seamlessly in scale to its surroundings, maintaining a jewel-like quality in its proportion and detailing. A French Quarter style balcony adds depth to the elevation, part of an intentional layering that is further articulated by the monumental brick facade. A trellis softens entry to the rear parking, helping to maintain the residential feel inherent to Magazine Street. © Jeffrey Johnston The need for density without sacrificing quality led to a garden apartment arrangement where the units surround and enclose a shared courtyard. Townhouse style second floor units are accessed by exterior stairs, with private stairs within for third floor access. A two-story volume cantilevers