David Baker Architects

Foundry Commons


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View of the entry plaza. Image: Dennis Bailly

Rendering of 5th Street Community Plaza.

This new development brings more than 200 units of market-rate rentals apartments to the growing arts districts of San Jose. The project provides a wide range of amenities for residents, including a pool and cabana, fitness room and yoga studio, and community lounge—as well as hands-on activity spaces, such as a community kitchen, micro-gallery, DIY workshop space, and a bicycle repair room.
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The courtyard with pool. Image: Dennis Bailly

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The common amenity spaces step up the side of the garage that faces the courtyard. Image: Dennis Bailly

The COMMONS

 

A large courtyard opening to the south contains a green commons and a pool. Amenity spaces overlook the space. Image: David Baker Architects

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Massing diagram: bars of housing wrap a large garage and courtyard. Image: David baker Architects

Rendering of the FACTORY at the corner of 5th and Virginia Streets.

The FACTORY

 

These apartments wrap the large concrete garage structure. Image: David Baker Architects

Rendering of the LOFTS at the corner of 5th and Martha Streets. Residential entry stoops provide private entries and keep the streetscape active. Image: David Baker Architects

The LOFTS

 

These apartments enclose The COMMONS to the east and west. Image: David Baker Architects

Cottage walk-up flats provide a low scale edge along 6th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

The COTTAGES

 

These lower two-story walk-up buildings create a buffer to the residential neighborhood to the east. Image: David Baker Architects

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The site plan by Fletcher Studio. Image: Fletcher Studio

View of the entry plaza. Image: Dennis Bailly

Rendering of 5th Street Community Plaza.

The common amenity spaces step up the side of the garage that faces the courtyard. Image: Dennis Bailly

The courtyard with pool. Image: Dennis Bailly

Courtyard with pergola. Image: Dennis Bailly

Cottage walk-up flats provide a low scale edge along 6th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Rendering of the FACTORY at the corner of 5th and Virginia Streets.

Rendering of the LOFTS at the corner of 5th and Martha Streets. Residential entry stoops provide private entries and keep the streetscape active. Image: David Baker Architects

Rendering of the COTTAGES at the corner of 6th and Martha.

Landscaped pedestrian mews.

The COTTAGES form a lower building edge along 6th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

The site plan by Fletcher Studio. Image: Fletcher Studio

Neighborhood context plan.

Analysis of neighborhood context.

Massing diagram: bars of housing wrap a large garage and courtyard. Image: David baker Architects

Massing diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

The Foundry Commons leasing office and lounge.

CONSTRUCTION 2015.05.29 View from southeast. Image: Sharpshots Aerial Photography

2015.09.18 This light well cuts through the wrapped garage structure. It will have timber bamboo planted at the bottom.

2015.09.18 The double height amenity volumes are framed in concrete.

project details

Category

All Projects, Apartments, Market-Rate

​Location

San Jose, California

Developer

CityView

Architect

David Baker Architects

Associate Architect

Baker Vilar Architects

Landscape Architect

Fletcher Studio

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www.dbarchitect.com/FoundryCommons

project data
The Foundry Commons 21118
858 South Fifth Street
San Jose, California
Completed 2017 
number of units
studio 20
1 bedroom 109
2 bedroom 109
total 238
density ratios
project sf 380,717
site sf 168,452
acres 3.87
total bedrooms 347
units/acre  89.7
parking
spaces 405
construction type
5 stories Type I, V