This is a project by Meridian 105 Architecture and it is located at Denver, CO, United States. Project's program: Mixed-use apartment, retail and parking structure. There are twelve images for Weave Urban Housing.
Weave Urban Housing is a design proposal for a 160 unit mixed use apartment/retail/parking structure in Denver CO. The project aims to raise the bar on apartment living for young professionals, a group of renters who demands sophistication and amenities in their housing. M1A's goal was to develop a superior product for this group without increasing project costs, by finding a means to allocate a larger percentage of development funds to building materials and enhancements to the interior.
Inspired by a children's potholder loom, the woven façade texture supports Meridian 105's passive design initiative, with deep overhangs establishing zones of natural shading. The enclosure provides for a variety of unit sizes and arrangements, with apartments occupying one or two bays in width, and one or two levels in height, with the long dimension of each residence stretched parallel to the corridors. This arrangement greatly benefits the distribution of natural light and views throughout.
M1A's approach targets efficiency in the installation of the building enclosure by proposing a prefabrication strategy, calling for façade units to be shop assembled and shipped to the site. Units are quickly hoisted into place, reducing construction duration and GC costs. This money is applied to high performance building materials throughout the building shell, community amenities, and unit finishes. The building enclosure is comprised of argon filled window units, lightweight insulating concrete, glazing with shading frit patterns, & foam-filled polymer composite façade units.