Gallery: LEED Gold Community Springs up in Hunters Point, SF

Photo by Mike Chino, © Inhabitat
 
We’ve celebrated the work of acclaimed San Francisco-based Architect David Baker throughout the years, and we were pleasantly surprised to find yet another of his residential projects in this year’s AIA Homes Tours. This time around we got to see what happens when David Baker’s colorful design ethics get scaled up to an affordable community development of 124 townhouses and 116 senior homes, aka the LEED Gold Armstrong Place and Armstrong Senior Housing in Hunters Point. Read on for an exclusive first look!

Located along the highly anticipated Third Street Light Rail in San Francisco’s Bayview District, the project is part of a larger transit-oriented development that will set the precedent for future community living spaces.

Traditional African textiles and Ghanian Dutch wax resist fabrics were studied as inspiration for the color palette, and to represent the historically African-American neighborhood. The ‘quilt wall’ appears to wrap the public face of the building with interlocking color patterns, while the interior, private faces of the project show more subdued, earthy tones inspired by the Malian mudcloth.

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  1. syndic September 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Good to see you guys appreciating dense, new urban, green development rather than just the flashy greenwashed sprawl that is landscape urbanism.

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