Innovative Use of Materials Enhance Urban Context

DESCRIPTION

Five stories of residential units on Harrison provide much-needed additional housing in a dense downtown district. The Terrace’s 35 units are built atop of two levels of parking, a lobby and a ground floor exercise room. Amenities also include a level-two common terrace with a mature olive tree, decking and seating. Units were designed with large glazed openings for maximum light, solar shading at exterior, private decks and patios.

VISION

Create a concentrated urban infill project using innovative, affordable design concepts with a clean modern palette. The project incorporates texture and depth into inexpensive materials that enrich the urban context, relate to the pedestrian-level urban fabric and provide appealing, open common spaces.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Develop a safe, attractive, and dense home for 35 families, integrated into a vibrant downtown, transitional neighborhood.

Design Features

  • Articulated architectural formliner finish on concrete structural walls
  • Ship-lap horizontal siding with 3 stain hues placed in a controlled random pattern
  • Alternating smooth and heavy texture cement plaster siding
  • Terrace features corten steel planter walls, ipe wood and concrete decking, and a mature olive tree for shading