Best Project of Residential or Mixed-Use Estate

About the project
This San Francisco residential gem fuses classic Victorian charm with modern sustainability. Crafted mainly from cost-effective timber wood, it's both eco-conscious and budget friendly.
Adding new housing units within existing urban patterns is of paramount importance. It not only maximizes the efficient use of space but also helps alleviate housing shortages and reduce urban sprawl, ultimately preserving the character of our cities.
The building goes green with rooftop solar panels and rainwater collectors. Its flexible design accommodates up to four units per floor, ensuring long-term usage.
Lush gardens enhance aesthetics and air quality while promoting self-sufficiency. Besides housing, it features a small commercial space, boosting local businesses and fostering community.
In essence, this building blends sustainability, adaptability, and Victorian allure, offering a unique and eco-friendly home that contributes to the harmonious growth of our urban landscape.

San Francisco, the USA

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Genc Blakaj, from Kosovo, is an accomplished architect with a master’s degree in architecture earned at the University of Pristina. Over the initial years of his professional journey, Genc has actively participated in a diverse array of architectural projects and has garnered recognition through success in various international competitions. He is the co-founder of the architectural studio Co-Do Team. Genc's life purpose revolves around contributing to the betterment of humanity.

Author of the project
Genc Blakaj

Status of the project
Conceptual design