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Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners

Folsom + Dore / David Baker + Partners

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San Francisco, United States

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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Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners

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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Courtesy of Courtesy of David Baker + Partners

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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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