W STREET CONDO  The Propinquity Effect  The driving idea for the project was to provide the social spaces necessary to favor the development of the propinquity effect, or   "the tendency for people to form friendships or romantic relationships with those whom they encounter often".    Built on a lot vacant since the 1968 riots, the nearby corner of 14th and W Street had become by the 1980's one of the worst drug markets in the city, as documented in the book by Leon Dash,  Rosa Lee's Story.   Laid out to maximum efficiency, the design strategy balanced larger living spaces with somewhat reduced private spaces.
       
     
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   Elevation:  W Street
       
     
   Plan:  First Floor
       
     
   Plan:  Typical Upper Levels
       
     
  W STREET CONDO  The Propinquity Effect  The driving idea for the project was to provide the social spaces necessary to favor the development of the propinquity effect, or   "the tendency for people to form friendships or romantic relationships with those whom they encounter often".    Built on a lot vacant since the 1968 riots, the nearby corner of 14th and W Street had become by the 1980's one of the worst drug markets in the city, as documented in the book by Leon Dash,  Rosa Lee's Story.   Laid out to maximum efficiency, the design strategy balanced larger living spaces with somewhat reduced private spaces.
       
     

W STREET CONDO
The Propinquity Effect

The driving idea for the project was to provide the social spaces necessary to favor the development of the propinquity effect, or "the tendency for people to form friendships or romantic relationships with those whom they encounter often".

Built on a lot vacant since the 1968 riots, the nearby corner of 14th and W Street had become by the 1980's one of the worst drug markets in the city, as documented in the book by Leon Dash, Rosa Lee's Story.

Laid out to maximum efficiency, the design strategy balanced larger living spaces with somewhat reduced private spaces.

four_0.jpg
       
     
four_1.jpg
       
     
four_3.jpg
       
     
   Elevation:  W Street
       
     

Elevation: W Street

   Plan:  First Floor
       
     

Plan: First Floor

   Plan:  Typical Upper Levels
       
     

Plan: Typical Upper Levels