Recipient of the 2010 Washington Building Congress expertise Award, 1999 K Street aims to provide a work environment in Washington DC that is responsive to the urban environment. Murphy Jahn design approach is focused on filling every space to work with natural light. The result is a simple building, efficient and sustainable. 1999 K Street, received LEED Gold Certification in 2009.
Trace a simple square and the central core results in an efficient floor plates and flexible. Steps taken toward sustainability including efficient heat envelope is characterized by full-glass façade and green roofs. Minimum central air system put in ceiling systems and lighting.
In response to the urban situation, the entrance from the corner marked with a height of walls and lobbies illuminated full screen glow. Minimal details Lobby’s exterior walls to maximize transparency reveal the entrance lobby. Dynamic glass lobby quiet interior with lighting artist Yann Kersalle is a light sculpture that is based on the interpretation of nature, water, vegetation and air.
- Project: 1999 K Street Building Architecture
- Architects: Murphy Jahn www.murphyjahn.com
- Location: Washington DC, United States
- Client: Vornado / Charles E. Smith
- Project Area: 309,000 sqf
- Project Year: 2009
All photo credit and copyright: Rainer Viertlboeck