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1407 Main, Dallas, United States

Thursday 16 Jul 2009

Urban Rejuvenation

John Davis, DVDesign Group 
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Discreetly elegant architectural solution transforms downtown 

This mixed use project contextually knits together an entire city block in the heart of downtown Dallas. Designed by Good Fulton & Farrell, the new building consists of a large parking structure that provides 370 public parking spaces in addition to the required spaces for all the on-site residences. The existing historic buildings on either side informed the masonry fa├žade of the garage. Ground floor retail fronts both Main and Elm Street and re-energizes a portion of the public street that was formerly a vacant parking lot.

A glass tower with 84 residential units sits atop the masonry podium of the new parking garage and amenity deck/roof top below. These residential units offer spectacular panoramic views of downtown Dallas. A slender glass shaft runs the full height of the building marking the lobby entry below and interlocking the components together in an elegant and modern composition.

The urban density of the site is the top sustainable feature of the project. The lushly landscaped amenity deck with all native and adapted planting translates to exceeding the required open space by 550% over code. The covered parking garage is equivalent to three acres of surface parking. The project is one block from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stop. The amenity deck is covered with pedestal pavers which both act as a rainwater filter to increase the stormwater quality and is designed to a Solar Radiant Index of 40 to reduce the heat island effect.

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