by Nanci Crotti
From mid-rise to high-rise, from student apartments in Austin to luxury condominiums in Boston, an impressive variety of multifamily designs have been unveiled in 2016. The projects featured here represent a broad spectrum of style, sizes and materials. Their designers are an equally eclectic group. Some are already internationally renowned, while others are future stars or regionally respected veterans. Here are 10 compelling designs in multifamily housing today, with inside-view architects’ commentaries on what went into them.
Jefferson Stadium Park
This $364 million apartment development next to Angel Stadium has phases designed for college-educated professionals and sports fans.
Phase I will have vertical color blocking, a corner element and varying window sizes, art-display space, a gamer lounge, a pool and a tanning ledge. Phase II’s city inspired architecture will have large forms broken into grid patterns, plus a rooftop park, media area, game room, lap pool, fitness center and juice bar.
Phase III will have an industrial/sport theme with glass, metal and concrete finishes; a corner element; and a plaza. A clubhouse will overlook Angel Stadium, with space to showcase local teams, a pool, an indoor/outdoor fitness center and co-working space.