PAF Architecture, LLC

PAF Architecture, LLC

Bearden Place Competition Submission No. 2

Designed for Bearden Place Competition - 2010
North Minneapolis is faced with an enormous opportunity.  The city currently has the ability to develop over 350 lots in a way that could fundamentally change the landscape of this historically significant part of the metro area.  By designing a space that is both active and interactive, a collaborative and productive community can flourish.  Facing units with front porches encourage interaction across the center court.  Paver lights in the zones across units promote the distinct social aspect of this space.  Several of the work spaces can be combined, and inspire collaboration and interactivity between residents.  Vinyl board and batten siding on the north and south sides help direct the architectural focus, while active monochromatic panels give energy to the east and west facades.