Located toward the northern end of the West Seattle Junction – a neighborhood that is continuing to see new growth within its mixed-use commercial core, this new mixed-use apartment building in West Seattle has 96 apartment units and three commercial spaces.
The design of building provides visual interest and movement along all facades. The overall mass of the building has been broken down into smaller pieces of the puzzle and further refined, which then twist and turn to gesture towards a variety of uses and views. The structure is able to respond to its location close to the intersection of California and Oregon, the Farmer’s Market, views to theSound, as well as views towards downtown Seattle.
The ground floor commercial spaces have been broken up to provide a streetscape that takes guidance from the pedestrian experience on California Ave. The building is provided with a strong base to reflect the datum found in the commercial core and inset storefronts and entries are use to enhance and widen the pedestrian zone. The north edge of the building opens up at the ground floor, creating a visual connection from the street to the alley.