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2701 Shattuck Condominiums
Berkeley, California
BDE Architects

Situated on a thin sliver of land on a main commercial boulevard in Berkeley, this site backs up to a neighborhood of single family houses. 

Sensitivity to scale was extremely important and led to the creation of a small "house" containing two units closest to the neighboring house.  The building also steps down and away from the neighborhood, with the majority of the building massing on Shattuck Avenue. 

Ground floor commercial space is located above an underground parking garage that utilizes parking lifts to accommodate residents' cars.  A common area courtyard and roof deck provide outdoor space and amenities.