New Apartments Feature Innovation In Design In Washington, DC


The newly constructed Apollo Apartments feature innovation and were designed to capture the feel of the early 20th Century Apollo Theatre movie house in the H street area, according to a release.

The Apollo is in one of the most dynamic and exciting neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.  It is built on the site of the legendary Apollo Theatre from 1913. The idea was to combine the building’s past with the present.

The original Apollo Theatre opened its doors in 1913. Designed by architect C. Clark Jones in the Renaissance Revival style, it hosted nearly 900 guests at capacity and drew crowds until 1955.

The photos here show some of the outstanding features of the apartments

Apartments feature rooftop deck

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The building houses more than 350 apartments with a Whole Foods store and independent coffeehouse The Wydown.

Sitting on top of the building is an expansive, landscaped rooftop deck and outdoor living environment, which includes a multi-use pool/fountain, movie screen with lawn seating, a 360-degree view of the city, benches and dining tables.

Apartments feature innovative design

For the decking portion of the project, the Apollo’s landscape architect, Payam Ostovar, PLA, ASLA, of Washington-based Landscape Architecture Bureau specified Kebony modified wood. Ostovar said the decking is performing well since construction was completed earlier this year. “One of the best benefits the owners have noticed is that being a pool deck, it is far cooler than the adjacent concrete pavers,” Ostovar said in a release. Kebony was also used for the pergola and benches throughout the project.

“One of the reasons we went with Kebony for the rooftop deck was we liked the silver patina it develops over time,” Insight Property Group development manager Brendan Whitsitt said in the release.

 “We were looking for a natural decking product that wouldn’t require any maintenance or regular refinishing. With Kebony, normal cleaning is enough and no additional treatment is required, as it is with many other wood decking options.”

apartments with rooftop deck

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Other materials used for the project included Hanover, SynLawn and Handydeck pavers, and furniture comprising an Ore firepit, Alfresco grills and Streetlife bench products.

About Kebony

The company's global headquarters is based in Oslo, Norway, with production facilities in Skien, Norway. The Kebony USA team is located in St. Clair, Michigan, with local representation both on the East and West Coasts. Kebony has received numerous awards for its environmentally friendly technology and innovation, including its naming as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a Global Cleantech 100 company. Kebony has been embraced by leading architects, designers and developers, which are served through a global sales and distribution network.

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