David Baker Architects

1100 La Avenida


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Approach to the project along La Avenida. Image: David Baker Architects


Eden Development proposes 100 units of affordable supportive housing at 1100 La Avenida. The project is located in the North BayShore Area of Mountain View, just east of Shoreline Boulevard, not far from the Google Campus and NASA Ames Research Center. The project is a critical component of Affordable housing for the transitioning neighborhood.

Rear setback and corner step down diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Two mid-block courts massing diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Intersection of La Avenida and Armand. Image: David Baker Architects

Residential bays massing diagram. Image: David Baker Architects



The ground floor includes private residential entries with patios and awnings, residential common areas and two courtyards. The ground floor has been carved (complying with lot coverage requirements and setbacks) to allow for an open space to anchor the common areas, a gracious outdoor residential entry sequence and additional planting areas along the street frontages.

Above the ground floor are three floors of affordable residential rental units. They are arranged into three bars which face north and south. To reduce solar gain while still providing quality daylight, sunshades are provided on the south and west facades.

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Typical Upper Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Ground Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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View from Armand Drive. Image: David Baker Architects


1100 La Avenida proposes a refined and simplified palette of materials. The ground floor consists of textured concrete walls, neutral thin brick and weathering steel. The contrast of the materials and the variation in the facade creates visual interest along the block. The residential bars are clad in fiber cement panels and weathered steel with the south facades stepping in and out. The simplicity and consistency of these three bars creates a refined look to the building.

Private residential entry. Image: David Baker Architects

Approach to the project along La Avenida. Image: David Baker Architects

Intersection of La Avenida and Armand. Image: David Baker Architects

View from Armand Drive. Image: David Baker Architects

Entrance to common are and residences. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Typical Upper Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Massing diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Rear setback and corner step down diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Two mid-block courts massing diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Residential bays massing diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

Circulation diagram with yellow showing the vehicular approach and orange denoting the pedestrian approach. Image: David Baker Architects

Common residential entry. Image: David Baker Architects

Private residential entry. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, Apartments, Mid-Rise Housing, On the Boards

​Location

Mountain View, California

Client

Eden Housing

Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Form/Work

Civil Engineer

Luk + Associates

Permalink

www.dbarchitect.com/1100LaAvenida

project data
1100 La Avenida 21822
Mountain View, California
number of units
studio 63
1 bedroom 18
2 bedroom 19
total 100
density ratios
project sf 107,176
site sf 41,768
acres 0.96
total bedrooms 119
bedrooms/acre 124
units/acre 104
construction type
5 stories Type I, Type V