Commercial Architecture May 2017 - 52
windows & doors
Provide A View
The Point Verde
make extensive use of
window products to
achieve LEED Gold
Above. The design objective of the Point Verde
luxury apartment complex was to use glass extensively to provide occupants with maximum
implistic and modern, the Point Verde apartments immediately catch the eyes of passersby. Located in Arlington, VA, the communi-
ty consists of two buildings. One is 10-stories tall and
houses 162 apartments. The other is a low building that
Left. The Point Verde mixed-use complex in
Arlington, VA, achieved LEED Gold certification.
features a parking garage, grocery store, and 38 residential units. Opened in June 2015, the apartment complex
was built to solve a rising need for living spaces in the
vicinity of the Courthouse Metro Station.
"The Courthouse Metro Station creates a demand
for close-proximity residential buildings," said Tony
Gosetti of Antunovich Associates, Washington and
Chicago, architect for the project. "We wanted to be a
team used a variety of YKK products. The YES SSG TU
"As an architect, it's important that we are designing
part of this growing demand by creating a structure that
vent windows seamlessly coordinated with the window
structures that are not only innovative in design," said
would please neighboring residents and fulfill amenity
wall, making it practically invisible from a distance. The
Gosetti, "but also demonstrate how sustainability mea-
needs for the area."
project also used the YCW 750 OGP curtain wall on the
sures can be incorporated."
Gosetti, inspired by the surrounding cityscapes of
tall openings of the grocery store on the building's
To date, feedback from neighbors has been over-
neighboring Alexandria, VA, and Washington, designed
ground floor, again reducing energy consumption. In-
whelmingly positive. The building has provided a
the tower to offer residents panoramic views from their
stallation of the YOW 225 TU operable windows, 350T
much-needed modern update to the area and alleviated
living spaces. Striving to meet LEED Gold certification
terrace doors, and YWW 50T window-wall system also
the need for a standalone neighborhood grocery store
while still incorporating a large amount of glass as a way
and new residential living spaces. CA
to capture maximum scenic viewing, he specified energy-efficient solutions for the project.
"The Alexandria and Washington areas possess such
distinct sights," stated Gosetti. "We selected windows
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