Project Description

The Abbey is a wonderful architectural artifact that can be best described as self-deterministic three dimensional puzzle that returns life to a 124 year old anchor building. One of the more complicated challenges was determining the alignment of the apartment units with the available windows in the exterior walls. The solution produced uniquely composed layouts for each unit. The plans only achieved two identical units out of the sixteen in the structure. The most notable features are the preserved decorative structural and church architectural elements throughout the complex. Tenants are granted an up close look at the large timber frame brackets of which they get to walk under when traveling to the 2nd floor apartments. The interior views are also accompanied by ornamental pilasters distributed along the communal stairs and access corridors.