Architecture / Commercial Office.
Palo Alto, CA.
A rectangular corner site next to a high traffic area, the design of 1701 involves increasing daylight and identity to the project by splitting the building in two. Both sides are developed with the intention that they have their unique characteristic with a unifying central courtyard.
The building facing the street corner has a curved facade, made of corrugated aluminum panels, to reflect the rapid speed of the roads. The other building is more utilitarian and more machine-like. The courtyard is the entrance to the project but is also located adjacent to the amenity spaces such as food court and roof deck areas are primarily located.