800 Olive Way

  • Southeast elevation + resident entrance.
    Randomly spaced copper-colored trellises provide a framework for weaving vines to create a blanket of greenery over the concrete elevator and stair core.
  • Neighborhood context.
    800 Olive Way is situated at the intersection of two rectilinear street grids at a 15 degree angle. The resulting site has gone under-developed for decades, despite marking a primary connection between downtown and the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • Typical floor plan.
    The building is located on a narrow, triangular 2,667 sq ft. site. To maximize residential floor area, the primary elevator and stair core was shifted to the Southeastern-most corner of the plan. Each floor consists of three one-bedroom units ranging from 620 to 450 sq ft.

  • Northeast elevation.
    Viewed from the Western-most point of the triangular site, the building appears to be impossibly slender.
  • South elevation snapshot + materials board.
    Walnut veneer and brushed copper-colored panels mix as they rise up the full height of the building.