Coastline Lofts


The buildings are reminiscent of early train stations with low entry overhangs, “chhajja’s”, and the “chukka, chukka” rhythmic sound of passing trains. Varied material textures all in white-off white, stepping roof lines, and building shadow lines create variety within continuity.
The design tries to continue a story that begins with the invention of trains, railroads, transportation in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This follows from prior property use as an abandoned railway right-of-way, real or imagined. It’s part of a philosophy that includes new ways to value and “habituate” property, smaller residences, younger populations, changing cities, and moving forward. We do not want to discard the past, but we definitely do not want to copy it. We are inspired by its best qualities.