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Building 115 / Graham Baba Architects

  • 01:00 - 16 December, 2010
Building 115 / Graham Baba Architects
Building 115 / Graham Baba Architects, © Michael Matisse
© Michael Matisse

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Fremont, Seattle, WA, United States
  • Architects

    Graham Baba Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    Swenson Say Fagét
  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Associated Earth Sciences
  • General Contractor

    D. Boone Construction
  • Surveyor

    Geo Dimensions
  • Channel Glass Manufacturer

    TGP Pilkington Profilit
  • Area

    2640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The design goal of Graham Baba Architects of Building 115 was to acknowledge the unique site requirements, provide a unique solution to housing in an urban core, and to have a close collaboration with the client, contractor, and architect. The resulting mixed-use building includes 1 retail space, 2 commercial offices, and 1 residential unit. Building 115 recently received a 2010 AIA Seattle Honor Commendation Award.

© Michael Matisse
© Michael Matisse

Fulfilling the client’s requirements of a mixed-use live/work space, Building 115 preserves the neighborhood center of Fremont while addressing the historical uses of the industrial buffer zone, current commercial activity of the arterial street, and future integration of housing into the urban fabric.

© Michael Matisse
© Michael Matisse

The building offers both retail and office spaces that engage the street through transparent and translucent facades. Site efficiency is achieved by maxing out the building footprint and building up with a 3-story structure.  The building allows the client to live comfortably in a space tailored to his needs within an efficiently open plan of 800 sqf. Occupants have the option of various modes of transportation including walking/biking/boating/public bus routes. The project uses materials in a visually distinctive composition while adding to neighborhood identity.

© Michael Matisse
© Michael Matisse
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BLAH CITY · November 17, 2011

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David Kirk · October 21, 2011

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Karlie Kirk · October 21, 2011

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Jeremiah Russell · February 08, 2011

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Susan Frieson · February 02, 2011

Thanks for the tour Jim - great job, love the living space - Building 115 / Graham Baba Architects http://t.co/iQrZ8yQ via @archdaily

Nathalie Zegarra · January 26, 2011

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Nicholas Patten · December 18, 2010

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Graham Baba · December 18, 2010

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csstone · December 18, 2010

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Kent · December 18, 2010

Very nice mixed-use project. Projects in buffer zones such as this can be very challenging but I think the entire project team should be commended for an outstanding finished product! The roof terraces are quite wonderful and I like the interior/exterior relationships. Was there any consideration given to a full or partial green roof? Are there additional roof terraces over the "living" areas? I'm curious how they were able to get this permitted and built without an elevator or lift to service the "work" levels of the building (ie: second floor + mezzanine). I would have liked to see a mezzanine floor plan, rear elevation drawing or pictures and larger scale detailed building section(s) included.

Holcim Awards · December 18, 2010

This is a nice project. Seems to fit well into the context of the surrounding neighborhood. Great facade treatment.

The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction:
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Milan Kramolis · December 17, 2010

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Audrey · December 17, 2010

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Als · December 17, 2010

Plans are nice, the facade is beautiful, the concrete walls may be the right solution. Althought the apartment is very little, it's all good.

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Alan Su · December 17, 2010

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up_today_arch · December 17, 2010

Like the castle among the enviroment... One elevation is fine, but entire building not so frendly with those two concrete walls...

Kit · December 17, 2010 04:11 PM

If you knew the neighborhood, you'd know that it was once predominantly light industrial companies, and so many of the buildings have multistory concrete block facades.

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channel glass · December 17, 2010

without a night shot, you cannot truely appriciate this building and the way the channel glass illuminates after dark. with that said, the first photograph hurts me a little. lose the "artistic" lens

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