Multifamily

Using Metal for Massing

Architects with Cleveland, Ohio-based Vocon were creating a streetscape, not just an apartment building, with their plans for The Quarter, a $60 million, mixed-use housing/retail development in their hometown’s Ohio City neighborhood. Varying shades of Omega-Lite ACM panels help define the shifting depths of the building’s façade. In all, more than 27,000 sq. ft. of the material in four finishes were installed using the manufacturer’s one-piece, tight-fit system.

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Ornate Bifold

Two ornately clad Schweiss Doors bifold designer doors blend in with the historic 1926 look of a new apartment complex at Seattle’s historic auto row. The custom-made liftstrap doors measure 11 ft., 10 in. × 11 ft., 11 in. and 11 ft., 1 in. × 10 ft., 1 in.. Each door is equipped with photo eye sensors.

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With cascading windows gleaming throughout, the apartments grant its guests views of downtown.

Flooring Revolutionizes Chicago Apartments

Built upon the torn-down Gonnella Bakery, Spoke Apartments’ new construction brings 10,000 sq. ft. of retail space sandwiched between two towers of one-and-two-bedroom luxury apartments, townhouses and penthouse suites. Flooring provided the finishing touch. Gensler’s Chicago branch, working with architecture firm FitzGerald Assocs., designed the interior amenities and individual units at the Spoke Towers. Angela Harper, senior associate at Gensler, said that they conducted much research on cost, thickness, durability, sound properties and aesthetics from different luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products across the industry.

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Restoring the Broadway

Delaminated and peeling despite attempts to repaint areas, the Broadway Promenade Condominium was in desperate need of repair. Located in Sarasota, Fla., the 10-year-old Broadway Promenade Condominium was in need of repair. The stucco was cracked, unbounded and inadequately cured during construction, resulting in a high alkaline stucco. As a result, the exterior paint exhibited severe alkaline burn, became mottled in color and had begun to delaminate and peel despite several attempts to repaint areas.

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Neighborhood Diversity

The 12-story Olume multifamily residential building in San Francisco’s Mission District features a unique multilayered cube-like metal facade, which has become one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark. That is the case for architects at the Los Angeles office of Arquitectonica Intl. Corp., who designed the 12-story, 138,512-sq.-ft. Olume multifamily residential building in San Francisco’s Mission District with a unique multi-layered cube-like metal façade. Arquitectonica was brought in to redesign the façade of the building after the project’s entitlement process had bee

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