Affordable Artist Housing Project for the City of Oneonta, NY
Their goal was to create an attractive and comfortable living environment for artists who enrich the community with their talents while also ensuring energy efficiency to keep costs low for both the residents and the building owners.
When it comes to building low-income housing, construction companies often face budget constraints, which make it difficult to provide residents with the best possible living environment.
Additionally, they have to balance the use of modern and energy-efficient materials with the aesthetic demands of the residents and the surrounding community. This can be particularly difficult when designing mid-rise buildings, where the design elements must be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
In this case, Tern Construction & Development was tasked with finding a solution that would provide a safe, energy-efficient, and attractive living environment for artists living in Oneonta. The challenge was to find windows that would meet all these criteria while also fitting within the budget constraints of the project.
Tern Construction & Development chose Ecoshield Brand windows by Kas-Kel for their energy efficiency and attractive design. The huge Twin 910 Single Hung Windows measure 76 inches, offering residents plenty of natural light.
The company created a modern look with bumpouts that provide a crisp contrast to the building’s brick face. The selection of black window frames and grids paired with clean white molding and transoms give the building a clean appearance that residents can feel proud to call home.