Cook Inlet Housing Authority - Strawberry Village
Residents enjoy personalized and identifiable spaces such as front porches that are part of a larger community and take pride in their upkeep.
•Comprehensive Architectural Services
•Project Feasibility Analysis
•3D Computer Rendering/Modeling/Visualization
•Comprehensive ID Services
•Programming & Space Planning
•Interior Finish Specs & Coordination
Designed in response to Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s vision statement, Strawberry Village Cottages draw on outdoor spaces, simple forms and vibrant color to accomplish “Independence through Housing.”
KPB's solution was to pull apart a typical multi-story apartment building and create 60 stand-alone, single family housing units and one common building in a pedestrian-friendly setting. Residents enjoy personalized and identifiable spaces such as front porches that are part of a larger community and take pride in their upkeep. Arrangement of units on the site forms neighborhood green pockets throughout the village.
This approach allows windows on all four sides of the buildings for daylight to reach interior spaces. In response to a restrictive budget, traditional builder grade materials like T-111 were used, augmented with playful details, forms and color. Three different unit types and a rotating color palette make each unit and neighborhood unique within the context of the development.