Kinects

Seattle, Washington





Kinects is unique. Three sides of this 41-story apartment tower taper gently outward as the building rises. As a result, the floor plate of Level 39 is approximately 50% larger than the floor plate of Level 8, creating more rentable square footage at the top of the building.

Located in the Denny Triangle, one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Seattle, the project includes 356 apartments, 4,800 square feet of retail and 4 levels of parking above grade, with 4 levels below. The top floor has a swimming pool and outdoor terrace.

The structure is being constructed of cast-in-place concrete with two-way flat plate post-tensioned floor slabs. Through a peer review process, CKC used non-linear analysis and Performance Based Design to develop a seismic system consisting of a single core extending from the foundation to the roof. This proved ulta-efficient, both in terms of material usage and spatial requirements.

Construction started in early 2015 and is expected to finish in 2017. The project is targeting LEED Silver.