Location: Redeveloped Industrial Areas
Businesses flock to large, inexpensive spaces found in cities' underutilized industrial corridors. As new businesses grow, the need for housing arises. While development of the existing warehouses into residences has appeal to both tenants and developer, the typical planning for these spaces does not fit the needs of either. On one hand, the developer is looking to maximize the number of rentable units. On the other hand, the tenant is looking for comfortable living space and a vibrant community atmosphere.
The shell of the warehouse defines the limits of infill. Typical planning forces units to be planned around the perimeter of the building for light, ventilation and views. However, this leaves large amounts of space dedicated to circulation and units that sprawl in length. Instead, Max-Fit Living rethinks the typical unit from a single floor plan to a multi-floor plan. This maximizes the number of units, while also providing additional programs, such as, parking and shared communal space. Max-Fit Living becomes a complete community environment, provides a new warehouse living typology, and activates the otherwise sleepy industrial corridor.