1941 Columbia Street in Little Italy, San Diego is inspired by the narrow and winding streets of Venice, Columbia contains 18 apartments which are separated by delicate carved voids, creating internal courtyards that compress and expand. 1941 Columbia is a forward thinking, boutique living environment with sustainability as a central theme. Surrounding two private landscaped courtyards, the units are designed to work as small town homes in an urban village. The fragmented buildings eliminates shared walls, which maximizes privacy, natural air flow and light. In addition, each unit is uniquely designed to take advantage of private outdoor space while still maintaining a sense of community among the complex. The spaces are open and efficient, allowing flexibility in living styles and uses. Perhaps the most ideal amenity of this building, however, is its location. Placed in the heart of Little Italy, the amenities of the building are what lie outside its walls, in the plethora of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes of the immediate surrounding area. Claimed to be the most walk able neighborhood in San Diego, we encourage the residents to utilize this wonderful living opportunity.