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Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design

  • 01:00 - 28 July, 2010
Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design
Stadium 302 / Workshop Architecture|Design, Courtesy of Workshop Architecture|Design
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tacoma, WA, United States
  • Architects

    Workshop Architecture|Design
  • Principal In Charge

    Steve Bull, AIA, LEED
  • Project Team

    James Steel, Dan Rusler
  • Interior Design

    LairDesign
  • Lighting Design

    Precision LD, Seattle
  • Structural Engineering

    Quantum Consulting Engineers
  • General Contrator

    Norpoint
  • Area

    10900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Workshop Architecture|Design

From the architect. Stadium 302 is a three-story, five-unit condominium building located in Tacoma’s Stadium District; a vibrant neighborhood with large historic single-family homes, walk-up apartments, modern residential midrise buildings, and an active retail center.

Faced with the developer’s 1,650 square foot program for each unit, a full top floor penthouse, and outdoor living space, the design finesses both the land use and building codes to provide maximal living area within strict limitations on building footprint and building height. Careful unit planning allowed the project to be constructed with a single exit stairway which preserves valuable floor area for each dwelling.

The geometry of this single stairway is used to mediate tightly organized dwelling units and the irregular shape of the site. Combined with the lobby and an outdoor terrace, it creates a complete acoustic separation between each dwelling.

The first and second floors each consist of two, two bedroom plus den dwelling units. Floor to ceiling curtain wall and doors open the living spaces to the panoramic view. An interior pallet of walnut, limestone, and blackened metals is used through-out.

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Courtesy of Workshop Architecture|Design

The scale and material of the building seeks to respond to the neighborhood’s historical character and its recent modernization. Concrete retaining walls, terraces, and foundations ground the project much as the rusticated granite of the nearby historic homes.

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Courtesy of Workshop Architecture|Design

Though larger than the adjacent single family homes the design intent was to create a project that is legible as a single form. This form is then inflected in response to overall site geometry, dwelling unit program, and view orientation. Random width, vertical board on board cedar siding is used to define this overall body, or scale of the project. Horizontal reveals and the shifting alignment of siding between floors, introduce articulation, variation, and datums for building inflections.

While contemporary in its detailing, this building respects and enriches the scale of the transitioning urban district.

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Claud Whisman · December 20, 2010

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Sean · July 30, 2010

I do agree that a brighter color could have been benneficial for this, but other than the cladding, cool project, leaving the wood a more natural, stained color, while trendy, would contrast nice with the painted steel and concrete. I actually do think the exterior good though.

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Travis · July 30, 2010

I really appreciate how the units are able to maintain an orthogonal disposition in spite of the geometry of the site. By taking the kink in the stair core, the units aren't ruined by angled geometry (which creates awkward and wasted spaces, makes it hard to place furniture, and creates odd circulation routes through the units). The units look very livable and well-detailed. From my experience looking at a lot of developer multi-family housing projects, I must point out that this level of execution is uncommon! Great job!

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Albert · July 29, 2010

It is a neatly designed building. I can appreciate the plans and the diagram. But why on Earth such a smart designer would create such gloomy outside envelope. I understand the charm of industrial aesthetics. Yet here it has been implemented in a lame manner. It's a shame, because professionally speaking it is quite interesting job.

ygogolak · July 29, 2010 08:22 PM

I don't feel it's gloomy. Yes, they could have added some splashes of color in certain areas maybe, but in the WA climate it probably makes sense to have a dark envelope, having more cold days than warm.

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