The Union Flats is a LEED Platinum-certified housing community

January 22, 2020 by  
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Prefab architecture and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand at The Union Flats, one of the largest completed modular housing developments in Northern California. Located in Union City directly across from a new public plaza and the local BART station, the transit-oriented community celebrates walkability and the outdoors with its amenities and proximity to green space. Completed in August 2018 by David Baker Architects , the solar-powered project has earned LEED Platinum certification and includes 40 flexible live-work lofts — a new housing type for Union City. Spanning an area of nearly 290,000 square feet, The Union Flats is a high-density community with 243 modern, practical rental homes. The project was developed as part of a transit-oriented masterplan that includes the adjacent Station Center Family Housing, an award-winning affordable housing development completed by DBA in 2012. As with Station Center Family Housing, The Union Flats emphasizes an active and vibrant streetscape — a landscaped promenade is shared between the two developments — with features that include raised stoops connecting directly to the sidewalk, widened sidewalks and ground-level patios. A sense of community is fostered by the large central courtyard that features a large swimming pool along with freestanding green-roofed pavilions housing wellness, co-working, residential lounge, and dog-washing spaces, as well as a leasing office. At the rear of the site is an embedded garage with 244 parking spaces for 1:1 parking and 184 bicycle parking slots. The garage is strategically placed to buffer units from the sound of the adjacent rail tracks. The building design has also been informed by solar studies to mitigate unwanted solar gain. Related: Prefab housing pods pop up with speed at Dyson Institute’s modular village The Union Flats was constructed with a variety of prefabricated construction types: modular set on a foundation, modular atop a Type I podium and modular wrapping the Type 1 concrete garage. Guerdon Enterprises fabricated the 388 modular components in Boise, Idaho while foundations were being poured in Union City. A giant crane was used to assemble the components at a rate of about 12 a day. + David Baker Architects Images by Bruce Damonte

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In New York, Food and Fashion To Occupy Hester Street Today

October 23, 2011 by  
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Photo: Hester Street Fair In New York today, more than seventy-five restaurants and food trucks and sixty shopping, fashion, and gift vendors are taking to the streets for the Grub Street Food Festival and the first-ever Grub Street Beer Garden (and no, it’s not associated with Occupy Wall Street). From the folks at Hester Street Fair and New York Magazine, the annual event is three times bigger than the weekly fair today, occupying the the adjacent tennis courts with plenty of seating and a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Serpentine Gallery Architect and Landscaper Converse

September 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter In plein air, the architect Peter Zumthor and the garden designer Piet Oudolf discussed their joint project: the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion . Each summer for the past eleven years, the Serpentine Gallery commissions a different architect to design a pavilion on the adjacent park lands. The flowers in the garden were in glorious autumn bloom and the temporary building served as a frame for them. The two men spoke about its conception to a rapt audience in t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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