SIZE: 39,092 SQ FT
LOCATION: LOS ANGELES, CA 90405
STATUS: In Construction
SIZE: 2 acres and 80 units
LOCATION: Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA
CLIENT: Silvershore Properties
STATUS: Schematic Design/In Progress
This Site can only be afforded by 1% of Los Angeles Citizens.
Our culture, however, has figured out how to acquire what is beyond our means. Crowd Funding/Sourcing/Thinking has permeated our lives (Uber, ObamaCare, TEDxtalks). The future of LA is Crowd Living.
We have designed the Wealthy Favela, because in Los Angeles, homes replicate up hills. A house that affords the LA dweller(s) to Occupy an Icon and live the Californian indoor/outdoor style. A house built flexible enough for Roommates, Dual Families or a large Multi-Generation Family. The transformational abilities of the architecture allow the crowd to be the 1%.
THE WIND AND THE WATER OF THE SITE ARE A STRONG INSPIRATION IN BEGINNING TO CONCEPTUALIZE THE DESIGN OF THE SENIOR LIVING UNITS AND FACILITIES. THE IMAGES ON THESE PAGES SERVE AS EXAMPLES OF SOME OF KEY COMPONENTS DESIRED IN THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: MATERIALITY, QUALITY OF LIGHT, FRAMING OF VIEWS AND INTEGRATION WITH LANDSCAPE. ADDITIONALLY, BLENDING TRADITIONAL MATERIALS AND FORM WITH CONTEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND QUALITIES WILL CREATE A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE. BY DEVELOPING AN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE THAT IS A MODERN IMAGINATION OF THE OTHER HOMES INTHE DEVELOPMENT WILL PROVIDE THE SENIORS WITH TWO IMPORTANT THINGS: A SENSE OF UNIQUE IDENTITY AND COMFORT KNOWING THAT THEY ARE RESIDING IN MODERN FACILITIES DESIGNED JUST FOR THEIR NEEDS AND SECURITY.
LOCATION: Westwood, CA,
SIZE: 59,455 square feet
STATUS: In Construction
SIZE: 97,500 sq ft / 195 units
CLIENT: Massie Capital Management
LOCATION: Westlake, Los Angeles, CA
PHASE/YEAR OF COMPLETION: Historic Renovation / 2018
Renovation and restoration of historic 6 story brick building on 8th Street in Los Angeles. Formerly the William Penn Hotel, the building’s ground floor is to be retail paired with generous public spaces in the ground floor lobby and 5 stories of micro apartments above. The historic 1914 façade has been restored with concrete formwork and custom made steel frame windows and the interior design proposes a contemporary reinterpretation of the whimsical style eclecticism of early 20th century California, with color and exotic details setting the mood through new light fixtures, chandeliers, custom designed furniture, and a complete restoration of the historic walls and moldings.