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625 Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, DC by Suzane Reatig Architecture

 
October 26th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Suzane Reatig Architecture

One of the main goals for the Bailey Park Apartments was to provide much needed housing sized for families in the heart of the city. Located steps from the Shaw Metro, the site is tapered, with one short side facing the street and one long side bounded by a public alley. The architect determined that increasing the density would make the most of the downtown location and the site. Working closely with city officials, the site was rezoned to replace four dilapidated townhouses with a 16-unit apartment building.

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: Suzane Reatig Architecture
  • Project: 625 Rhode Island Avenue
  • Location: 625 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20001
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Owner: TheUnited House of Prayer for All People
  • Contractor: McCullough Construction
  • Consultants: Tadjer Cohen Edelson, CAS Engineering
  • Project Completion: August 1, 2012

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

The four-story LEED Certified building features a green roof, a courtyard and a linear garden. The building gently steps up in scale from the lower two and three story residences to the taller, denser intersection of 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue.  The garden creates a buffer for the west facing units while also transforming the alley into a safe and pleasant walking path.

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

The bold exterior colors reflect the vibrant culture of the neighborhood and the long west façade engages the street and speaks fondly to the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library. Combining creativity with cues from the surrounding context resulted in a new model for city housing.

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

Model : Image Courtesy Suzane Reatig Architecture

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