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Category: Mixed-use


The Klotski in Seattle

The Klotski, designed by Graham Baba Architects, is a three-story, mixed-use infill building situated in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Reflecting the eclectic vibrancy and gritty nature of the neighborhood, the 10,041-square-foot CMU and steel-framed building houses a beer hall, an office, a maker space, a studio, and a small caretaker’s apartment. Riffing on the idea of shifting uses and planes, the design takes its visual cue from a sliding tile puzzle, also known as a klotski, where the object is to rearrange tiles to solve the puzzle.

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Stantec-designed Lakehouse earns WELL Precertification at Gold Level

Stantec-designed Lakehouse is a new, 12-story, 196-unit mixed-use condominium and rowhome community overlooking Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, CO. It is the first residential project in the state to earn WELL Precertification under the WELL Building Standard™. Lakehouse was awarded WELL Precertification at the Gold Level by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) for its commitment to measurably demonstrating its works towards promoting residents’ health across the WELL program’s seven key performance areas: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

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Sideyard in Portland, Oregon

Sideyard, an innovative, mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon designed by Skylab, was conceived as a working-class building aimed at public transportation connectivity, pedestrian openness, and bicycle priority access. Purposely employing materials and techniques distinct to this time and place, the 9,000 sq. ft. wedge-shaped building features a new CLT structural system with an open ground level commuter oriented retail environments geared toward guests and tenants. On the exterior, the workspace above is wrapped in brick masonry with the building acting as an anchor for the Burnside Bridge and a gateway to the Portland’s eastside community.

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Skylab-designed mixed-use YARD in Portland, Oregon

Located at the geographic center of the city of Portland, Skylab-designed YARD is a 21-story mixed-use building that combines residential, commercial, retail, office and parking. YARD is a catalyst project born of the city’s effort to revitalize entrepreneurial development. It’s the spark of a new neighborhood, a rare opportunity to remix pre-established elements (like the iconic Burnside skatepark) with groundbreaking design and an under-utilized riverfront location.

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KTGY Architecture + Planning combines historic garage with new mixed-use design

KTGY Architecture + Planning (KTGY) has announced an innovative mixed-use design, fusing a historic, Art Deco parking garage with new retail and residences. 8th & Western, developed by Jamison Properties, LLP., creates 230 apartments above approximately 13,300 square feet of retail in a new, eight-story development. It combines them with a 1931, five-story parking structure (originally the The Pellissier Square Garage), rehabilitated for parking, retail and rooftop amenities.

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Two-tower residential development ‘Parkview Apartments’ coming to life above Jersey City’s Berry Lane Park

A new, two-tower residential development, Parkview Apartments, will soon break ground in the Lafayette section of Jersey City, adjacent to Berry Lane Park, the city’s newest green space. New Jersey-based firms, Dresdner Robin and Monteforte Architectural Studio, are providing essential engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, surveying and planning services for the project.

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Architecture Design Collaborative breaks ground on affordable apartment community in Fontana, Calif.

Architecture Design Collaborative’s partners with Jamboree Housing Corporation and the Fontana Housing Authority in the construction of Sierra Avenue Apartments. “We wanted to give the development a modern agrarian look and feel to go with one of the main service concepts we originally planned for which was farm fresh to table,” said Chris Weimholt, Principal with ADC. “We planned for a robust community garden where residents could work with the JHC’s service partners to educate them on healthy eating and growing their own fruits and vegetables”.

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KTGY Architecture + Planning unveils designs for downtown Superior’s Main Street in Boulder County, Colorado

KTGY Architecture + Planning today revealed details behind the design for the Main Street mixed-use portion of Downtown Superior, a walkable 12-acre mixed-use development incorporating residential, commercial, civic, retail and restaurants being developed by Ranch Capital and Morgan Holdings in Boulder County, Colorado. The new development was approved unanimously by the Town of Superior Board of Trustees Dec. 9.

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Architecture Design Collaborative breaks ground on Anton NoMa

The ceremonial groundbreaking on the 1-acre site marked the start of Architecture Design Collaborative’s collaboration with Anton DevCo in the construction of Anton NoMa, a new mixed-use development in the neighborhood of Walnut Creek. The firms states that it will be constructed with a strong commitment to sustainable building by pursuing LEED or Green Point certification.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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