The folks at development/architecture/brokerage practice Workshop1 sure have their hands full these days. A recent look at BuzzBuzz Home reveals more condos from the Berkeley-based group are in the works in the city's Dogpatch neighborhood. Their latest project is just a stone's throw away from their warehouse-inspired new residences at 901 Tennessee, but couldn't be more opposite in design ethos. The four-story, 129-unit building is simple, white, boxy, and modern. Though the structure will occupy a significant portion of the block, it's split into three distinct portions to reduce its apparent mass. A third-floor setback will further minimize the project's impact on the low-slung block.
Today, 950 Tennessee is a mostly windowless commercial structure obscured by a row of street trees. The building's loss probably won't be mourned by many, since it has about as much character as a beige wall. A timeline has yet to be set for construction, but Tennessee Street neighbors have more than enough change headed their way to keep them entertained in the meantime.
The site as it currently appears.
· Workshop1 [Official Site]
· 950 Tennessee [BuzzBuzz Home]
· New Residences Would Demo Warehouse to Channel Its Spirit [Curbed SF]
· New Mixed-Use Project In Dogpatch Looking for Approvals [Curbed SF]