view from street

view from street

aerial view from street

aerial view from street

aerial view from rear

aerial view from rear

looking northeast

looking northeast

looking north

looking north

aerial looking northeast

aerial looking northeast

432 Tuscarora detail

432 Tuscarora detail

432 Tuscarora detail

432 Tuscarora detail

438 Tuscarora detail at street

438 Tuscarora detail at street

438 Tuscarora detail at rear

438 Tuscarora detail at rear

438 Tuscarora aerial at rear

438 Tuscarora aerial at rear

442 Tuscarora from street

442 Tuscarora from street

442 Tuscarora looking northwest

442 Tuscarora looking northwest

442 Tuscarora detail - patio

442 Tuscarora detail - patio

442 Tuscarora from alley

442 Tuscarora from alley

442 Tuscarora detail from alley

442 Tuscarora detail from alley

442 Tuscarora detail - residential

442 Tuscarora detail - residential

442 Tuscarora detail - gallery

442 Tuscarora detail - gallery

This project is based on an existing commercial/residential property in Windsor, Ontario. The proposal consists of an addition to an exisitng commercial building, and the rebuilding of two existing compromised houses - all of which are on the same parcel of land. The commercial building would see the addition of a glass 'box' to the upper storey, allowing the creation of an upper floor residential suite. The main floor would retain its commercial status, becoming an art gallery and studio. The two houses would be replaced with newly constructed contemporary dwellings. The project as a whole is an attempt to create a new aesthetic vocabulary for the neighborhood and to create an optimistic 'micro-community' model to influence future development.