ReNew Bold Massing Concepts and Exterior Spiral Stairs
We haven’t talked much about the ReNew Bold project since our original post on the topic. This is not because work hasn’t been proceeding on the project. It is simply that we are aware of the long road ahead and want to save some of our discussion for a time closer to actual groundbreaking. That said, we will still have the occasional design move or progress update that we would like feedback on, and we will post them here as they come up.
Today’s post is intended to give you a look at the three dimensional shape of the project. As you may recall, ReNew Bold consists of 16 row homes and 1 mixed use building containing two flats and a ground-floor, commercial space. The row homes are a mix of two and three story buildings and offer a private parking space and roof deck.
First, here is a look at the site plan for the project. As you can see, it is simply two rows of structure with a parking area in the middle. The mixed use space is the wider building on the corner of 16th and Moore.
You can see that there is a slight overhang where the second floor extends out over the parking area below. This overhang also forms a balcony that can be reached from the third floor. On this balcony we are proposing a spiral stair to reach the generous roof deck area. On the two story buildings, the roof is accessed through a more traditional stair and bulkhead.
The spiral stair offers a couple benefits by eliminating the extra structure typically built for roof deck access (as seen on the two story models). This makes air sealing and insulation easier. It also prevents the blocking of anyone’s view on the third story roof decks, and that view is going to be sweet.
So, what do you think of the overall concept? More importantly, for now, what are your thoughts on the exterior spiral stair?
Tell us in the comments.