PROJECT The Bond
CLIENT 311 Second Street Company
SCOPE Landscape Architecture & Illustration
LOCATION Oakland, CA
STAGE Completed 2009
BIOREGION Mediterranean: Central California Coast

The Bond is a luxury apartment building in the Jack London Square District of the Old Oakland waterfront. The landscape living spaces consist of: a third level central courtyard with an outdoor yoga area, a street level courtyard including a dog park and passive gathering space for the residents, as well as a public plaza for the surrounding urban community to share. A living wall is incorporated into the courtyard walls along the street to add a vibrant green backdrop to the plaza and filter the exhaust fumes from its surroundings. Sustainable site strategies include stormwater collection, living walls, trees for carbon offset, recycling, water conservation, and a selection of eco-intelligent materials and products.