Bedrock - Building the future
Kraemer Design Group worked with Kerkstra Precast to maximize the site limitations of the L-shaped parcel. The result is a total–precast concrete system with a contemporary feel. The façade features a thin brick veneer on the lower levels; the upper floors complement that finish with buff and gray concrete. The multifamily project is sited on a cast-in-place concrete podium with precast concrete hollow-core slab as the floor and roof system above. The wall on the north end of the building serves as both a fire wall and shear wall as the structure extends out to the property line.
The final exterior design, which Klymson refers to as “quietly modern and timeless,” alternates between full-floor solid and glass using nine unique panels for the entire building; however, 80% of the panels were identical in size. To break up the design, the architect alternated the direction of the rectangular panel from floor to floor. They also integrated tall, narrow glass modules between the panels to provide more light in the building and in the individual offices at less square footage than smaller strip windows. “It created great efficiency for cost and manufacturing,” he says.
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