Location: San Jose, CA
Award Applicant: Shea Properties
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Developer: Shea Properties
General Contractor: Swenson
Interior Designer: CDC Designs
Photographer: Steven Magner Photography
Project Website: sheaapartments.com/apartments/sixth-jackson
This community offers an elevated living experience where the rich heritage of Japantown in San Jose converges with the contemporary allure of the Japandi hybrid style. Meticulously crafted interior design that seamlessly marries the tranquility of Japanese minimalism with the functional elegance of Scandinavian design principles. The vision was to honor the historic essence of the location while embracing modern sensibilities.
The result is a harmonious symphony of design elements that pays homage to local culture while exuding a sophisticated yet approachable atmosphere. Natural textures entwine with freeform creativity, unveiling a space that encapsulates timeless Japanese simplicity with a twist of innovation. The carefully curated color palette — adorned with soft neutrals, whites, grays, beiges and earthy tones, envelops each space — fostering an ambiance of serenity and peace. These hues form a canvas onto which natural materials are expertly woven — light woods, organic bamboo ceiling details, rattan and stone — all conspiring to forge an environment that soothes the soul and awakens the senses.
Infused with abundant natural light, the interiors welcome you with open arms. Streamlined furnishings, designed with both functionality and practicality in mind, gracefully complement the space, emphasizing clean lines and uncluttered spaces.
Luxury seamlessly converges with convenience, yielding amenity spaces that effortlessly align with the dynamic lifestyle of the residents. Top-of-the-line amenities — a co-work that beckons creativity, a culinary kitchen and lounge that invites culinary exploration, a fitness center and spin studio for the health-conscious, a roof top terraces, and a resort-style pool and spa for those seeking relaxation. This community is a haven where the legacy of the past intertwines with the aspirations of the present, resulting in an exceptional living experience that resonates deep within.