The site is located within the district of South Park in downtown Los Angeles surrounded by various mid-rise buildings of mixed use.
The mass is extruded to maximum Type III building height and area.
Parking is tucked behind building program to allow for better pedestrian experience on the exterior facades. One level is located below grade with two more levels above grade underneath the podium.
The main pool courtyard is located on the southeast side of the building for optimal sun exposure and a balanced break in the street elevation. Passive spaces are created off the alley to increase separation from the neighboring building.
The corner massing has been opened up and dropped down to create an amenity deck with easy access from the highest floor. View corridors of the various downtown districts become apparent and strengthen the buildings connection to its surroundings.
Street widening has been mandated citywide on Olympic Boulevard for all new construction, placing a higher emphasis on vehicular and pedestrian traffic than the adjacent one-way streets.
The amenities are programmed to function off the pool courtyard with maximum influence to the elevations on the street sides.
Metal cladding is applied to the street-fronting elevations and major pedestrian corners, making the building appear textured and rich from all viewing angles.
In a direct approach to move away from the typical stacking of units in building facades, three exposures of metal panels in varying gray tones interlock and create movement in an otherwise tight, urban and flat elevation.
With the amenity spaces clad heavily in glass and facing predominantly southwest, curtains have been added to the exterior of the building.
One bedroom plans facing the main streets have been redesigned to allow for maximum light and space in the living and dining areas. The bedroom is tucked back into the plan with a large sliding wall that filters light and allows for varying degrees of privacy.