Lanning Architecture - Practical design for modern southwest living
Franklin Court II

This Franklin Court residence is part of a collection of seven new town homes in the El Presidio Historic Neighborhood in downtown Tucson. This residence has a main entry into the courtyard, which serves to relate to all of the rooms in the house. The living areas are off to one side of the courtyard, and the three bedrooms and garage are stacked on two levels at the rear. The concept of this project was to create a project that mirrored its surroundings, to utilize “green” materials and meet the design challenge of livable residences on very small lots in a dense setting. A wonderful component of this residence is the patio that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living in the Latin American tradition.