706 Giddings Avenue

 
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This “core and shell” renovation of a ubiquitous 1980’s walk-up medical office building with parking below, bridges the residential and commercial scales of its neighborhood. 

Through a significant setback at the upper level, and it’s linear striations the building responds to the residential scale and reflects abstractly the hull of a ship, tying the neighborhood to the maritime spirit of Annapolis. The setback itself sponsors a spacious roof terrace which opens from a new penthouse floor. The building fronts onto a vegetated bio-swale which collects both rainwater and visitors. A wood canopy slices from this landscape element across the lobby and into the garage engaging two equally important fronts. 

 

Location
West Annapolis MD

Year
2018

Area
22,000 sqft

Amenities
Roof Terrace
Electric car charging station
Storm water collection bio-swale

Awards
2018 AIA Chesapeake Bay Honor Award
2018 ULI Baltimore WaveMaker Award
2018 AIA Baltimore Honorable Mention
2018 AIA Maryland People’s Choice
2018 Annapolis Home Magazine 1st Place

 
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Materials

The warmth of the wood cladding compliments similarly detailed gray linear planks. The wood repeats on the ceiling of each floor orienting visitors as they emerge from vertical circulation.

 
 
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