Category: Architecture

Year: 2014

Palo Alto, CA

Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA

801 Alma


Jeff Peters

The Family Housing design explores several methods to mitigate the noise and visual impacts from the adjacent four-lane thoroughfare and the commuter railroad tracks across the street. The concept is to cover a shingle-clad building with a stucco “shawl” that protects the private garden and light courts between the stacked two- and three-bedroom affordable units. Like fingers extending from the corridors, these garden courts filled with bamboo create visual privacy between units and provide natural day-lighting to the double-loaded corridors.

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