Parking Garage Palaces? What?

I recently received an email from a guy who buys up old industrial and warehouse districts, in Australia.

He sent me an email and a “sample” photo of a single (standalone) house he saw and he wondered if we could take ISBUs and then turn them into rows of low income duplexes, to blend into an “Urban Industrial Chic” neighborhood in a similar fashion.  He actually wants to build ISBU housing on top of existing parking decks. The only real restriction is that we can’t go higher than two boxes high.

And, I have to say… the budget is pretty tight. Remember, he’s not looking to build luxury units, he’s aiming for the low-income market. So, we’re going to keep it really simple.

We’ve done “Artist” and “Vendor” units before that had a retail or gallery area on the first floor, with a staircase up to an apartment or residence.This is just another spin on that idea.

This is one version of what we think he might be looking for.

ISBU Duplex Concept for warehouse districtWould you live in this?

You know… the more I look at this…  “bronzed glass” might look really cool. I might have to respin this… LOL!

1 comment for “Parking Garage Palaces? What?

  1. Walter Wright
    September 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I’d live in it! Garage space is a big priority of mine. Looks like a good way to incorporate garage space with a container home.

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