PROSPECT GREEN The new 4-unit townhouse development, Prospect Green, takes cues from its historic context for rhythm and scale while maintaining a clean-line, simple, and controlled composition. Located in a neighborhood with a rich urban fabric, Prospect Hill, the project creates a dynamic yet sophisticated expression of approach, materiality, and context. The historic neighborhood is characterized by narrow lots, traditional materiality, and unexpected formal moments discovered as you ascend its hill. The project reflects those characteristics and acknowledges Cincinnati’s legacy of public steps with a two story stair that scales the space between the two buildings. While contextual, the project respectfully departs from strict historicism through materiality and detail. The charcoal grey brick wraps the individual masses and in contrast, the bright, warm composite decking traces the formal transformations of slicing, splitting, and pushing. The punched openings though traditional in rhythm, intentionally refuse ornamentation. Each home takes care to tuck itself into the hillside so as to not obstruct the views of the neighbors. The rooflines developed for Prospect Green sought to use this parameter to generate an atypical form. A roof deck is nestled into the front slope of the roof of each building in the development, shielding the resident from neighboring views and focusing the view where it is most desired; the downtown skyline.