Gallot Lofts is a 41 unit multifamily, urban-infill housing project situated within Oakland’s vibrant Jingletown District, near the Fruitvale BART station. The units frame a large, on-podium, communal courtyard filled with shade tolerant plantings, with weaving paths and seating areas. Large, raised planters filled with colorful vines engage the building’s architectural ‘fins’ that echo the neighborhoods colorful palette of diverse landscape arrangements and murals. Likewise, storm water planters collect and treat all rooftop runoff, and drought tolerant plantings fill the common areas and streetscape frontage unit.
Quadriga collaborated with the owner, architect and civil engineer to create a unique landscape identity for the American AgCredit Headquarters, located at the entry of the Sonoma County airport. Quadriga designed a state-of-the-art irrigation system to support plantings that characterize an agrarian landscape amidst an urban environment. The building envelopes the central courtyard and nearly all of the interior spaces have a view of large specimen oaks and grassy hillocks. The courtyard seating is a variation on a stylized tree limb and is positioned to provide group and intimate seating options for employees and visitors. Linear walkway pavers align with patterns inside the building to blend the interior and exterior spaces.
West Sacramento, CA
The Moderns at Eames Walk is part of a burgeoning district in West Sacramento, CA along the Sacramento River. The 21 single-family homes are positioned around a shared “walk” that serves as a core common space for the neighborhood block. A central walk – Eames Walk, moves residents through a grove of shade and flowering trees and drought adapted plantings. The proposal seeks to integrate and blend outdoor and indoor spaces. A series of boardwalks bridge residents from the Eames Walk to individual units. Individual private courtyards are framed by low concrete walls and specialty paving and are designed for flexible space for outdoor dining, gardening and lounging.
San Mateo, CA
In collaboration with Jon Worden Architects and the Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, Peninsula Station is a high density, transit oriented, affordable multifamily housing project located in San Mateo, CA. Resting atop of an underground parking garage, the design responds to an “on podium” condition with raised planting areas and integrated storm water treatment system. Semi-private patios, outdoor common areas, a community garden, commercial street frontage, and play areas support various amenities for residents.
Drawing from the oak woodlands and the Valley of the Moon vineyards, the design for the Kenwood residence reflects the landscape character of the valley. Upon arrival to the residence, visitors meet a custom wood entry house and steel gate along the frontage road, framed by stone columns and native vegetation that blend the property into the hillside landscape. Visitors move through a meandering driveway flanked by wood split-rail fencing and planted berms. A large lawn event space accommodates informal gatherings and family softball games overlaid by a grove of trees. Terraces and gardens bound the residence providing areas for outdoor dining and lounging.