Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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SPECIALIZED HOUSING Crest Apartments ARCHITECT: MICHAEL MALTZAN ARCHITECTURE LOCATION: VAN NUYS, CALIF. Crest Apartments is a permanent supportive housing project that provides 64 homes and comprehensive on-site supportive services for Los Angeles County's most vulnerable homeless individuals, in- cluding 23 homeless veterans. Located in suburban Van Nuys, Calif., the 45,000 square-foot LEED Platinum project includes studio apart- ments and community spaces for residents including social services offices, a communal kitchen, laundry room, residents' lounge, and community garden. A highly sustainable green landscape spreads across the entire site, while the building's arched form and open terraces float above. The reception lobby is positioned at the front to welcome residents and visitors and to create an active connection to the street. Inviting, light-filled spaces throughout the building form a network of healthy community spaces that connect residents. The four upper residential floors of studio apartments include large windows and are connected by open-air corridors that introduce vibrant color, natural light, cross ventilation, and views of the sur- rounding city. —Michael Maltzman Architecture SPECIALIZED HOUSING Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University ARCHITECT: ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS LOCATION: NEW HAVEN, CONN. Situated on a triangular site north of Yale University's Cross Campus quadrangle near Science Hill, Benjamin Franklin Col- lege and Pauli Murray College carry forward the Gothic style established by James Gamble Rogers in the 1920s and 1930s with his Harkness Memorial Quadrangle and six of the 10 original residential colleges. Organized around nine quadrangles and 16 arched passageways, the new colleges accommodate 904 student beds in varying types of suites. Each college has its own 300-seat dining hall and servery, a common room, a library, a fac- ulty lounge, and provides access to shared lower-level recreation spaces. Prospect Walk, a landscaped pedestrian way that bisects the site, provides east–west circulation and invites students and neighbors to pass between the colleges. Three new towers serve as vertical campus markers, giving the new colleges a presence on Yale's skyline and visually linking them to Harkness Tower at the center of campus. —Robert A.M. Stern Architects Photo: Peter Aaron/OT TO Photo: Iwan Baan 40 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 AWARDS

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