Hayes Group Architects drew on a series of innovative solutions to reimagine mixed-use architecture in Palo Alto. This net-zero, fully sustainable project encompasses a four-story building with commercial spaces on the first and second floors and apartment units that span the third and fourth floors. A ribbon of zigzagging concrete not only adds visual interest and weather protection, but it also separates the programmatic elements of the structure. The residential spaces have walls of glass that open onto rooftop terraces.
Architect: Hayes Group Architects Inc.
Project: 636 Waverley
Location: Palo Alto, CA
From the firm: "This ribbon of concrete creates bright, pleasant spaces, efficient sun-shading, and strong weather protection, all while using a reduced structural depth to work within the city height limits."
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