In a country where the car is king, LEVEL merges the practicality of driving to one’s front door with an urban typology to increase inner-city density. A four-storey building shelters a central communal courtyard – divided in two by a vertical stack of four parking decks screened in foliage – while defining the city block on the outside. The building’s dark masonry podium, patterned with projecting bricks and punctuated by deeply-recessed openings, is crowned by a white-rendered stucco volume, broken down into an assemblage of rectilinear forms. Comprising 228 one and two-bedroom apartments and over 460 square metres of retail space, this project offers an affordable and cost-effective housing model for Oklahoma City, which until now has been dominated by low-density single storey sameness.

Awards
  • 2012 AIA Central Oklahoma - Citation Award
2012
Location
Oklahoma CIty, USA
Cost
£15 Million
Client
City Center LLC
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Development Manager
Richard McKown
Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Architect of Record
Architectural Design Group
Structural Engineer
Viewtech Inc.
MEP Engineer and Sustainability Consultant
EDA
Landscape Architect
Hocker Design

Allford
Hall
Monaghan
Morris