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OSLOatlas / Square 134 Architects

OSLOatlas / Square 134 Architects

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  • Developer:Ditto Residential
  • Mural Artist:Lisa Marie Thalhammer
  • City:Washington
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Text description provided by the architects. The Oslo is an urban infill project on Florida Ave NE in the growing Atlas district. The area has seen a rapid influx of young professionals in the last ten years. The Oslo caters to this group with on-trend boutique group living. The building is an eight-unit multifamily project.

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Each of the eight units has five bedrooms, each with a private bath. This unique layout makes the units ideal for young, single professionals. The monolithic modern façade clad in manganese iron spot brick is split down the center by a monumental entry court.

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© Jessica Marcotte

The entry court design was partially driven by the need for an accessible ramp as well as the design team’s desire to provide a transition from the busy Florida Ave to the building entry. The ramp floats above a serene communal terrace located at the cellar level. The back of the structure brings vibrant color to an otherwise dull alley area.

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The rear façade contains a 40-foot-high, brightly colored mural by a local artist. The building massing and stark material selection create a striking yet minimal design that elevates the structure from conventional new construction to a building with detailing and finishes typical of high design modernism. 

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Address:1219 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

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Cite: "OSLOatlas / Square 134 Architects" 29 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/894981/osloatlas-square-134-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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