Many lots around West and North Oakland have potential to add density. Using the mini lot ordinance, Nick led the design team with Baran Studio Architecture to build two new houses at the corner of 16th and Willow Streets.

A simple palette of fiber cement board and corrugated iron clads the two non-identical twins.
The corner house is entered separately from 16th street.
Each house features a simple kitchen with direct connectivity to the outside.
Dense residential living in Oakland.
The project won an East Bay AIA award in 2015.