Set in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic manufacturing district north of Vine Street, the Wood
Street Lofts were part of the revitalization of this neighborhood in the early 2000’s. Wanting
to highlight the historic character of the warehouse and its function, ADL juxtaposed the raw
existing structure with the minimal modern loft. The exposed brick, steel structure, and existing
machinery surround the new architecture as it appears to be carefully inserted and slid into
place forming and defining the inhabitant’s living condition.
Assimilation Design Lab LLC; David Whipple, AIA