Station House

Directing the design and entitlement process for this pivotal project in West Oakland, Baran Studio developed a woven site plan which features a network of streets, alleys, pedestrian pathways, and open spaces while also achieving a density of 27 dwelling units per acre with a traditional townhouse housing type.  Despite a site which will contain 19 structures and 171 total residential units, the proposed project includes a diverse range of architectural expression and language.  For example, the ‘Stitch’ connects to the existing neighborhood along residential Wood Street, while the ‘Engine’ was designed to relate to the 880 Freeway, Frontage Road, and the existing 16th Street Train Station.  The variation responds to site conditions, such as elevated front stoops along Wood Street, and ensures way-finding and community identification for future residents.