Showcasing the impact of collaboration between homeowners and registered architects to help craft beautiful, relevant and innovative solutions for the housing needs across all sectors of our society. Attendance is worth 1.5 LUs.
Architecture Firm: Pyatok
A pressing need for regional housing solutions gave rise to “densification” along Berkeley’s transit-rich corridors. Jones Berkeley transforms a 1.7-acre auto dealership site into a vibrant, five-story mixed-use project including 11,000 sf of commercial space and 170 homes.
Valley View Senior Homes
Architecture Firm: The Cohousing Company
A village-like community inspired by the co-housing concept with houses that relate to the garden and to each other. The site uses “Lombard Street” as a solution to the site’s dramatic slope to accommodate accessibility. The design includes a number of amenities that would encourage activity, and therefore exercise, by residents.
Architecture Firm: Hayes Group Architects
The project is a four-story, mixed-use building with commercial space on the first and second floors, and a single residential apartment on each of the two upper floors. The building’s program is expressed by the vertical and horizontal zigzag of the concrete structural slabs.
Architecture Firm: Fernanda Canales
The house is located on a mountain and addresses two apparently contradictory conditions: seclusion and aperture. First, it is a shelter that protects against the radical weather, and second, it opens as much as possible to the surrounding landscape. The use of brick was essential for the project, for its insulation qualities and its easy future maintenance.
During the month of August, the AIA East Bay chapter will host several public events which focus specifically on housing, including: