Retirement Residence of PLUM

Located in Plum Borough outside of Pittsburgh, the site was a sloping typography in a rural neighborhood setting. Consisting of 58 affordable senior housing units and common residential spaces, the plan utilizes the cascading nature of the site to partially recess the building into the hillside. With subtle modification of the form and façade/ material articulation, the building’s scale is broken down both vertically and horizontally to create a varying rhythm across the façade.