The Crane / Interbay

Location: Seattle WA


Area: 33,000

Completion: 2018

Project Details

Located on Dravus Street and 16th Avenue in Seattle’s evolving Interbay neighborhood, The Crane’s architecture is influenced by the shipping containers of the nearby Balmer Rail Yard. This seven-story residential building features 37 light-filled apartments comprising studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts, a commercial office space, and below-grade parking. The amenities include a club room and large rooftop deck with gardens, a barbecue, fire pit, and dog area, as well as an entry plaza with a two-story height lobby space that creates a dynamic resident experience.

Upon entry you see the shipping container concept extends throughout, with a custom mural backdrop that guides your eye to the amenity at the second level. The architectural language within the lobby mimics the push and pull of the containers in transit. The amenity space appears larger with the connection to the double height fully glazed light filled lobby through to the balcony adjacent. Each tenant floor has unique custom artwork and abstract cranes are located at unit entry. Bringing depth and separation into the long hallways. These elements along with the corridor carpet utilize different colors associated with the level, contributing to the buildings ease of wayfinding. The industrial neighborhood influenced the finishes used throughout mixing metals and textures for a cohesive environment.

Certified LEED Gold, the project includes green roofs, solar arrays, energy efficient systems and water saving measures to create a green community. The Crane’s south-facing orientation maximizes sunlight and views of the adjacent Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhoods, Elliott Bay and Fisherman’s Wharf.


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