George Holt & Andrew Gould
Tully Alley and Charles Street A Medieval Neighborhood Canal Houses 266 Ashley Avenue A New Town 1414 Sumner Avenue
A Medieval Neighborhood
This is a plan for a large new development concentrating on small and affordable houses. George and Andrew decided to draw from both early American and Medieval European precedents, to achieve a streetscape saturated with diversity, interest, and practicality. They started with sixteen house plans, which can be modified in terms of materials, porches, and carports, into over a hundred unique buildings. They designed the street plan organically, laying down one house at a time wherever it seemed most practical and attractive, working around the existing trees, and always considering all previous work as existing conditions. The result is a street plan that appears to have developed on its own, over time, without conscious design.