Located in the heart of the Hayes Valley neighborhood, 400 Grove is part of a bold initiative to reconnect Hayes Valley with surrounding neighborhoods following the removal of the Central Freeway. The building’s design references the central mews typology, which set row houses around an internal alley that provided car access as well as a social place for neighbors. To strengthen the community focus of the open space, this contemporary take reframes the alley as a landscaped common area accessible only to bicycles and pedestrians. Its faceted facade echoes the classic San Francisco bay windows that are prevalent in the area.
Developers DDG and DM DevelopmentLandscape Architect Marta Fry Landscape Associates Structural Engineer Dolmen Structural Engineers Lighting Klus Design Wall Panels 3form
Honorable Mention, Residential > Multi-Unit: One John Street
Architects: Alloy Design Group Location: Brooklyn, NY
Located within Brooklyn Bridge Park, One John Street’s simple mass and masonry exterior is consistent with DUMBO’s many warehouses, yet a subtle window gradient, handmade Peterson bricks, and custom black concrete panels give it a distinctly contemporary feel.
Honorable Mention, Residential > Multi-Unit: 35XV
Architects: FXFOWLE Location: New York, NY
Employing dramatic cantilevers and an expressive, textured facade, 35XV contains both a high school and residential units in an angled glass tower that provides light and airy interior living spaces.