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Dahlia Apartments


Type: Residential 
Material: Concrete 
Area: 68,000 sq.ft. 
Location: San Jose, CA 




The project is an apartment building along a main street, near a forthcoming subway station and one mile east of downtown San Jose. All 91 units are 100% affordable with 59 dedicated for supportive housing. The ground floor program contains resident services, property management, a community room, a children’s room, and food pantry.

The structure is developed with an efficient organizational system; critical to a project with high aspirations yet a modest budget. As a result, the project is comprised of a strict grid that develop three unit types (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom), with a simple set of repeated parts both within the units and on its exterior façade.