327 Cedar Street NW Takoma DC
Takoma Metro sits at the intersection of Takoma, DC, and Takoma, Maryland, next to the Takoma Metro Station. The development creates a hub of growth in a well-connected space. Takoma’s 385,000 sf are divided into three areas within a single product.
The massing of the building responds to the adjacent and surrounding developments; one side faces townhomes. Therefore, the massing is less prominent and creates a visual relation to the townhomes and the green areas. The design team’s careful programming and massing studies give way to a nonintrusive building that blends into the existing urban landscape and articulates the new development with the more suburban spaces in Takoma.
On the south side, there’s a more urban facade with retail on the ground floor facing a public square. The rear front responds to the railway and the metro lines with an organic design reminiscent of the landscape at Sligo Creek.