Site: 9.4 acres No. Stories: 2 stories
Situated among the River Oaks Village development in San Jose, the Crescendo complex provides affordable housing within the larger spectrum of projects in the development. Spread over 9.4 acres of lush, common landscaped area, Crescendo contains 180 condominiums. The majority of buildings are typically two stories high, with stacked flats and enclosed garages. This unique design concept mitigates a stereotypical multifamily image, which often encumbers higher-density projects. The outstanding design packages 6-8 units into a larger form, creating a design reminiscent of a traditional single family home. A significant percentage of green space is used to separate each building complex in order to promote a sense of community. The village feel is further enhanced by a series of intricate pathways leading to a central common area with an outdoor pool and pavilion.