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  6. 2005
  7. Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners

Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners

  • 00:00 - 17 April, 2011
Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners
Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners, © Brian Rose
© Brian Rose

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  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Associate Architect

    Baker Vilar Architects
  • Landscape Architect

    Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
  • Electrical Engineer

    Bhatia Associates
  • Lighting Designer

    Horton Lees Brogden
  • Structural Engineer

    Treadwell + Rollo
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Tommy Siu + Associates
  • Civil Engineer

    Luk + Associates
  • Acoustical Engineer

    Wilson Ihrig + Associates
  • Contractor

    Cahill Contractors
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. These 98 rental units of supportive affordable housing serve tenants with special needs, such as physical and developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and chronic homelessness. Folsom + Dore is the first new building in San Francisco to receive a LEED Silver rating, and its sustainable features both reduce its environmental impact and curtail the energy costs borne by residents.

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The entry garden court and green stair, filled with giant bamboo, provide a transitional decompression space between the homes and the hard urban environment outside. Residential parking has been greatly reduced, making way for a hybrid car-share vehicle and protected bicycle parking.

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Cite: "Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners" 17 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/125811/folsom-dore-david-baker-partners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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