Building B was a single story, concrete structure with a loading dock
along its north elevation, and a concrete sub-structure along the south
elevation. Most of the original structure remains, but new structure was added
for the Second Floor, adding additional residential units, and to stabilize the
renovated shell. Each unit has a mezzanine "Loft" level, providing
additional space, views and living amenities. A central corridor provides a
sense of community provides a location for the complex’s mailboxes and connects
the elevator to Buildings A & C.
The building was opened up to allow daylight deep into the new units, using
large windows that slide open to provide natural breezes. The loading Docks
were subdivided to provide patios for the first floor units, with balconies
providing the same amenities for the second floor units. The patio walls are
composed of materials reclaimed from the renovated existing structure. The
Balconies have additional shading elements, mitigating heat gain for the
balconies and the units.
The lower levels was designed for living and entertaining, with the loft area
for sleeping. Stacked cores added to the efficiency of the space. The sub
building was designed as mother in-law/studio rental/guest loft/second bedroom
units. The space between is a patio. The designs I was involved with included a
roof top entertainment deck, which was cut from the final design.