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Rosa Gardens in Palm Springs, California by Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

 
February 8th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 1, -2, 3- and 4- bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family amenities on 4.5 acres of previously developed land. The project is certified under LEED for Homes with a “GOLD” rating.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Project’s Formal Name: Rosa Gardens
  • Location of Project: 555 Rosa Parks Road, Palm Springs, California
  • Client/Owner: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Total Square Footage: 93,000 SF
  • Photography: John Edward Linden
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

  • Total Cost: $12.5 million
  • Completed: 2011
  • Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Lead Designer Angela Brooks, AIA, Omar Barcena, Mark Buckland, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Ching Luk, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri – Project Design Team
  • Landscape: PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture
  • LEED: Ted Bardacke, Global Green
  • General Contractor: Brown Construction
  • Engineering:
    • Structural Engineering: Weidlinger Associates
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing: Storms & Lowe
    • Civil Engineering: DCA Civil Engineering Group

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

Rosa Gardens distinguishes itself from most conventionally developed projects in that it incorporates energy efficient measures that exceed standard practice, optimize building performance, and ensure reduced energy use during all phases of construction and occupancy. The planning and design of the project emerged from close consideration and employment of passive solar design strategies.

 

Side View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

These strategies include: locating and orienting the building to control solar cooling loads; shaping and orienting the building for exposure to prevailing winds; shaping the building to induce buoyancy for natural ventilation; designing windows to maximize day lighting; shading south facing windows and minimizing west-facing glazing; designing windows to maximize natural ventilation; shaping and planning the interior to enhance daylight and natural air flow distribution. While California has the most stringent energy efficient requirements in the USA, Rosa Gardens incorporates numerous sustainable features that exceed state mandated Title 24 energy measures by more than 30%.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

The building is loaded with energy-saving and environmentally benign or “sustainable” devices. Materials conservation and recycling were employed during construction by requiring all waste to be hauled to a transfer station for recycling. The overall project achieved more than a 75% recycling rate. Specifying carpet with a high-recycled content, insulation made from recycled newspapers, and all-natural linoleum flooring also emphasized resource conservation. The project also uses compact fluorescent lighting throughout the building, insulation made from recycled material and double-pane windows. Each apartment will be equipped with watersaving dual flush toilets and many other energy conserving devices.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

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