1914 MAIN APARTMENTS | KEM STUDIO

 

AWARDS
AIA KANSAS CITY DESIGN AWARDS / ARCHITECTURE|MEDIUM_CITATION AWARD / 2017

 
 

THE PROJECT

DESIGN ARCHITECT                     
   
 KEM STUDIOKANSAS CITY MISSOURI
CONTRACTOR
   
CENTRIC PROJECTS
CIVIL ENGINEER
    TALIAFERRO & BROWNE
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
    APEX ENGINEERS
MEP ENGINEER
    BGR ENGINEERS

LOCATION             
    KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
SQUARE FOOTAGE
    44,268 SF
OPENED
    2016
PHOTOGRAPHY
    BOB GREENSPAN

 

THE STORY

1914 Main Apartments is the first new-construction apartment building in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District and one of the first developments along the streetcar line. Utilizing public transportation such as the streetcar and B-cycle, 1914 supports a mobile lifestyle and aids in urban development. Unprecedented for Kansas City, this allows for a parking ratio of 0.5 cars/unit which maximizes space to the units, allowing for an open loft plan. Surrounded by some of KC’s best restaurants, bars, galleries and shops, the city becomes the amenity package.

In KC’s creative district, the approach was to respond to the context and reinterpret the warehouse typology. To reinforce the “city as amenity” the units articulate themselves as portals to the city, maximizing views/light into the units. Streetside units connect to the city with projecting balconies, alternating per level to foster interaction and community between the renters, expressing the inherent movement of Main Street. 

 

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