David Baker Architects

Rivermark Interiors


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Inspiration for the finishes and color palette were taken from the building's location near the steely blue Sacramento River. Image: Mariko Reed

See more comprehensive information about the Rivermark here.

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This affordable family housing is home to 70 families and stands as a beacon for the newly developing Bridge District. 
 
The project features extensive common uses, including a breezy lobby and mailroom, a sunny management office suite, and creative and flexible common areas.
 
 
 
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Accessed through a large sliding barn door, the community kitchen hosts nutrition and cooking classes and events for residents. Image: Mariko Reed

COMMUNITY ROOM

 

The large community room is a flexible space that serves as hub for a range of family-friendly activities. Movable furniture affords the opportunity to create various configurations of seating and socializing. Multiple lounge areas—nooks, tables, and a TV zone—can accommodate many residents and activities simultaneously.
 

 

The media art wall image, by Creativity Explored artist Roland Record, was licensed and enlarged to create a focal point for the TV area and brings liveliness to the spare space. Image: Mariko Reed

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Activity room windows allow the space to be separated from noise but connected to the life of the building. Image: Mariko Reed

LOBBY AND ACTIVITY ROOM

 

The activity room, adjacent to the public plaza, is reached via an open-air corridor protected by a custom Cor-ten steel screen. 

The activity room provides a flexible tutoring or project space for younger residents. Image: Mariko Reed

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Residents can read, work, or step outside while they're washing their clothes. Image: Mariko Reed

The laundry lounge's book-share library is growing. Image: Mariko Reed

LAUNDRY LOUNGE

 

The laundry room doubles as a resident lounge and connects directly to the courtyard.
 

ART PROGRAM
 

Artworks from Creativity Explored—a non-profit studio and gallery supporting developmentally disabled artists—appear throughout the public spaces. Works were selected based on cheerful color palettes and details that scaled well for large spaces. The enlarged pieces were printed directly on panels to create a durable, economical art collection that can be easily replaced in case of damage. 

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The Cloud, a custom sculpture created by Yes Duffy and Christian Cutul, is suspended from the ceiling in the lobby. Image: Mariko Reed

The Cloud detail. Image: Mariko Reed

THE CLOUD
 

A creative collaboration between Activist Architecture and David Baker Architects, The Cloud's many recycled-plastic pieces create shifting shadows over the landscape of the lobby.

SOURCES
Knoll, Herman Miller, Pablo Lighting, BluDot, OHIO Design, CoalesseImagination Playground

All furnishings were purchased using U.S. Communities, a national government purchasing cooperative. 

 

FINISHES
BluDotOHIO DesignCoalesseImagination Playground

Image: Mariko Reed

Activity room windows allow the space to be separated from noise but connected to the life of the building. Image: Mariko Reed

The Cloud, a custom sculpture created by Yes Duffy and Christian Cutul, is suspended from the ceiling in the lobby. Image: Mariko Reed

The Cloud detail. Image: Mariko Reed

Sheer curtains keep the light but cut the glare from the West Sacramento sun. Image: Mariko Reed

The media art wall image, by Creativity Explored artist Roland Record, was licensed and enlarged to create a focal point for the TV area and brings liveliness to the spare space. Image: Mariko Reed

Accessed through a large sliding barn door, the community kitchen hosts nutrition and cooking classes and events for residents. Image: Mariko Reed

Imagination Playground's innovative and durable building blocks can spill outside for creative play. Image: Mariko Reed

A glass-and-aluminum collapsible door allow the room to open widely to the plaza. Image: Mariko Reed

Inspiration for the finishes and color palette were taken from the building's location near the steely blue Sacramento River. Image: Mariko Reed

Art by Ethel Revita. ©2013 Creativity Explored

Art by Roland Record. ©2014 Creativity Explored

Residents can read, work, or step outside while they're washing their clothes. Image: Mariko Reed

Reading in the laundry lounge. Image: Mariko Reed

The laundry lounge's book-share library is growing. Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Mariko Reed

Offices on site. Image: Mariko Reed

The activity room provides a flexible tutoring or project space for younger residents. Image: Mariko Reed

project details

Category

All Projects, Architectural Interiors, BRIDGE Housing

​Location

West Sacramento, California

Developer

BRIDGE Housing

Architect

David Baker Architects

Interior Architecture

David Baker Architects

Graphics

Sterling Graphics

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