Tassafaronga Village

Location: Oakland

Project Type:

This affordable-housing project achieved the first LEED Neighborhood Design Gold certification in California by integrating sustainable features into every aspect of the design that enhances community within an urban oasis. PGAdesign created appealing plant palettes that cleanse stormwater from surrounding streets. Runoff from roof drains is captured and treated by biofiltration planters.

All plantings are climate-adapted for low-water use and maintained by drip irrigation. The cardboard mulch specified by PGAdesign aids in moisture retention, and also eliminates the need for chemicals to control weeds. Small private decks within landscaped areas are made from recycled-content plastic lumber, alternating with areas of permeable crushed-granite paving.

Awards:

2011 AIA Housing Award in Multi-Family

2012 Nathaniel A. Owings Entry of Note

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David Baker, FAIA David Baker Architects

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Housing

This affordable-housing project achieved the first LEED Neighborhood Design Gold certification in California by integrating sustainable features into every aspect of the design that enhances community within an urban oasis. PGAdesign created appealing plant palettes that cleanse stormwater from surrounding streets. Runoff from roof drains is captured and treated by biofiltration planters.

All plantings are climate-adapted for low-water use and maintained by drip irrigation. The cardboard mulch specified by PGAdesign aids in moisture retention, and also eliminates the need for chemicals to control weeds. Small private decks within landscaped areas are made from recycled-content plastic lumber, alternating with areas of permeable crushed-granite paving.

Awards:

2011 AIA Housing Award in Multi-Family

2012 Nathaniel A. Owings Entry of Note

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David Baker, FAIA David Baker Architects

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