55 LAGUNA Multipurpose Building in San Francisco, was a collaboration with Wolf Architecture for WOOD Partners.
It provides a gym and community space for a 300 unit housing complex now under construction.
The multipurpose building is located at the focal axis of a pedestrian street. FA provided the original design concept of this street which is in keeping with the character of a Mews which are prevalent in San Francisco.
The multipurpose building is located at the focal axis of a pedestrian street and a semi-public park.
The three levels of the Multipurpose Building provides a linkage to connect the various functions of the site; pedestrian street, semi-public garden, walkway from the street.
The model illustrates the building which functions as a node to the housing community.
This view is from the semi-public garden, to the community room, and the community deck above. The elevator and stairs decend to the gym and the pedestrian street below.
This drawing illustrates one of the design's functional innovations where a custom trough is fabricated to conceal the roof drains, lighting system, and sprinkler system.