In a column that seems to compare Arterra to a magazine cover girl, Chron architecture critic John "cheese grater" King finds that the realty of Mission Bay's hottest new development is surprisingly more appealing than its initial rendering seemed to suggest. Nary a sagging ... balcony, or washed out color is to be seen. For better, or for worse, it looks like what we expected it to look like. Some people (King included) find the building's distinctive blue and orange cladding— a combination of recycled paper and resin called Trespa— attractive, while others lament it as just another Mission Bay aesthetic atrocity. Arterra has earned its green cred: by using recycled and renewable materials, water-conserving fixtures, and energy efficient lighting (among other features), the Arterra is set to be the city's first LEED certified residential high rise. It's not perfect, but the Arterra is better than most, and a model, thinks King, that other developers should be following.
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· Curbed Inside: Arterra [Curbed SF]