Irvine Living: Residential wrap surrounds parking levels
Skyloft Apartments is a six-story, high-end multi-family residential building with affordable housing units. The multi-family residential wrap consists of one below-grade parking level, six additional parking levels above, and wood-framed residential units surrounding the parking garage core. The rooftop level includes a swimming pool.
DCI designed the concrete and wood framed systems of the entire building. For the foundation and parking portion, the system consists of concrete levels, post-tensioned concrete framing, concrete shear walls, and columns. The residential levels comprise of wood floor systems and a lateral resisting system of conventional wood framed shear walls.
- The engineers designed details for the glass façade of the penthouse skyloft to tie back the glazing into the wood framed system to reduce steel and brace frame material.
- To create the pop-out framing details of the building façade, the engineers coordinated with the construction team and roof truss designers to accomplish the dynamic feature using vertical trusses along the height of the building.