Technically a remodel, we were faced with an empty garage slab and 9 units to accommodate. The solution came with a warm tonality and environmentally friendly materials, along with the introduction of the rooftop habitable garden space and the above trellis. These sustainable feature creates a permanent ventable cushion at the top of building with the potential of cutting the energy balance in half. The addition of operable skylights on top of the stairwells is another passive solar feature, allowing the hot air to escape naturally drawn at the highest openable portion of the dwelling. The air conditioning units are relocated to the top of the staircases as well, being well out of sight with a noise-shield apron around.