Mado means glass in Japanese, exemplified in this project by the large glazing areas opening the building to the exterior, flooding the interior with light and providing tree-top views over the surroundings. The units are modest in size, but feel open and spacious, with high quality finishes including bamboo and stained concrete floors, open-tread timber stairs, and exposed wood beam floor/ceiling framing. All of the units also have exterior terraces, and solar hot water panels on the roof to diminish their environmental impact. By using Amenity Bonus Points per the zoning code, DMS increased the density from three units to four on this 6,250 SF site, providing better returns for the developer while creating a unique and attractive urban infill project for the neighborhood. Mado House was designed in collaboration with Sakura Urban Concepts.