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Terrace on Walnut in Kansas City

Feb 27, 2021

Terrace on Walnut

Architects: KEM STUDIO

Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Terrace on Walnut

Terrace on Walnut is an integration of old and new, art and architecture, pedestrian and city. The integration is the result of an adaptive reuse project, transforming a 100-foot blank façade into an active multi-family residential project.

Terrace on Walnut

How is the project unique?
The original building was a three-level paper storage and press for the Kansas City Star newspaper. It’s a stout cast concrete frame structure that was brick clad with thin ribbon windows above eye level. The program was to convert the building into 38 residential units both within the existing structure and adding two floors of new construction.

Terrace on Walnut

Terrace on Walnut

What are some of the materials used in the design, and why?
The design weaves together the new and existing geometries with materials that represent their function – medium grey metal panel signifies the frame of new construction, anodized aluminum identifies the living unit divisions and concrete structure cladding, and existing brick is painted a dark grey to ground the building.

Terrace on Walnut

Terrace on Walnut

What is an interesting detail of the project?
To better integrate with the Crossroads Art District, the vertical entry stair has a custom art installation through all floors and the stair is boldly painted a bright yellow drawn from the details in the art.

Terrace on Walnut

Terrace on Walnut

Terrace on Walnut in Kansas City, MO – Building Information

Architects: KEM STUDIO

Project size: 48649 ft2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 5

Terrace on Walnut

Terrace on Walnut

Photography: Bob Greenspan

Terrace on Walnut, Kansas City images / information received 270221 from Kem Studio

Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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