David Baker Architects

355 Sango Court


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Aerial view of 355 Sango Court. The building will face a future park to the south and be served by a future road connecting it to the new Milpitas BART station a quarter-mile away. Image: David Baker Architects

These 102 affordable family rental homes are being developed by RCD at the Milpitas BART Station. The construction will take advantage of factory built modular technology to reduce cost and build faster.

The building massing takes the form of stepped volumes along the most prominent south frontage, and the massing is further broken up through an alternating color-block treatment achieved with paint. Stepped volumes frame an at-grade courtyard and podium level courtyard, connected by a decorative bridge that spans between the west and east housing.

The west facade is further articulated by incorporating sawtooth massing with dominant windows facing northwest to control solar gain. Perforated metal sunshades provide an additional level of detailing and architectural interest at the upper levels.

At the ground level, natural materials of cor-ten steel (panel and perforated screen), board-formed concrete, and aluminum and glass storefront are paired with a garden entry sequence for a warm and welcoming street presence.

The two courtyards--one at ground level and one above on the second-level podium--offer residents opportunities for outdoor leisure and social connection. Storm-water planters at podium level and extensive permeable surfaces at the ground level provide rainwater filtration and storm-water resiliency.

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Community spaces are arranged around the at-grade courtyard, to allow activities to spill out onto outdoor space. Image: David Baker Architects

 

ENTRY COURTYARD

An at-grade courtyard connects to a second-level podium courtyard via an exterior stair. Image: David Baker Architects

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Level 2 residential plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Site plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial view of 355 Sango Court. The building will face a future park to the south and be served by a future road connecting it to the new Milpitas BART station a quarter-mile away. Image: David Baker Architects

View of the entry from the newly constructed street. Image: David Baker Architects

View from. Sango Drive. Image: David Baker Architects

Community spaces are arranged around the at-grade courtyard, to allow activities to spill out onto outdoor space. Image: David Baker Architects

View from the second-level podium courtyard looking south to at-grade courtyard below--and to the future park beyond. Image: David Baker Architects

An at-grade courtyard connects to a second-level podium courtyard via an exterior stair. Image: David Baker Architects

View of the roof deck common space. Image: David Baker Architects

Level 2 residential plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Site plan. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, Apartments, Modular, On the Boards, Transit-Oriented Developments

​Location

Milpitas, CA

Developer

Resources for Community Development

Landscape Architect

Fletcher Studio

Landscape Architect

Form/Work

Permalink

www.dbarchitect.com/355SangoCourt

project data
355 Sango Court 21702
Milpitas, California
In Design
number of units
studio 23
1 bedroom 40
2 bedroom 27
3 bedroom 12
total 102
density ratios
project sf 108,381
site sf 54,841
acres 1.3
total bedrooms 153
bedrooms/acre 118
units/acre 81
parking
auto 94
bicycle parking 122
construction type
Type V-A over Type I-A   
certifications
GreenPoint Rated Registered