Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects - Madison @ 14th Apartments in Oakland, California
Friday, 12 June 2009 07:56
We continue the series dedicated to the recipients of the 2009 AIA Housing Awards, with this well designed apartment building.
The building provides 79 apartments and supportive services for low-income residents and former foster youth at risk of becoming homeless.
The ground floor is activated by retail spaces that encourage pedestrian street use in the neighborhood.
The second floor includes a podium garden, community rooms and shared kitchen that foster a sense of community.
The upper floors of 14th @ Madison house affordable rental units ranging in size from 400 square foot studios to 1,100 square foot three bedroom apartments.
The residential units are constructed of materials that are durable, healthy and environmentally sustainable
The 2009 AIA Housing Awards jury had the following comments: "Vibrant… the use of vertical windows works here, balanced by the finished plywood; it has rhythm to it; great play of transparency and brightly colored opacity."
"There are substantial sustainable features here; natural ventilation with operable windows is a plus; innovative parking solution with the lift… great little mixed use project with a social consciousness!"
Project details and credits:
Project: Madison @ 14th Apartments – Oakland, California
Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Developer: Affordable Housing Associates
Engineer: Tipping Mar+Associates (structural)
General Contractor: Nibbi Brothers Constuction
Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Other: MHC Engineers (mechanical, electrical & plumbing), C&N Engineers (electrical)
Photo Credit: ©Tim Griffith Photographer
Material for this article courtesy of the AIA.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 March 2011 10:40