In Houston’s large Vietnamese-populated neighborhood, a developer, with strong financial and cultural ties to it, seeks to provide affordable housing for day-workers close to their jobs in the multiple commercial enterprises that embody the vibrancy of the area, dubbed New Saigon. On a former utility easement the site dictates a linear structure modulated by vertical circulation. The 400 square foot basic units are organized in two parallel bars with heavily landscaped gardens and courts between. Circulation is over-scaled to provide additional individual and communal usage.