Silverlake Hillside Residence
The Silverlake Hillside Residence is a contemporary, and sustainable custom home, currently under construction, located within the hillside community of Silverlake, Los Angeles. The primary project goal was to bring the outdoor environment to the indoors. To achieve this, the project is oriented towards its views of significant natural and man-made landmarks which it bare witness to. The downtown skyline of Los Angeles is visible from the master bedroom corner windows. Views of the lush green landscape of Franklin Hills can be enjoyed through the living room corner windows, as well as the full-height accordion glass "nana-wall" door system which links the kitchen to the patio. Views of Griffith Park Observatory, and the Hollywood Sign through the rooftop deck, as well as the downtown skyline. Slight variations in floor elevation create a sense of individuality to each interior and exterior space, giving the feeling of separate "rooms", while offering a continuity of light, space, and views.
STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Highland Park Multifamily
Highland Park Multifamily consists of two side-by-side duplexes, comprising 4 2-bed, 2-bath units with indoor parking and ground floor office space. The project is ground up, and designed carefully to maximize its greatest site features which were a spectacular view of the mountains to the north east. The project utilized a reclaimed corrugated aluminum siding cladding to both give privacy to the occupants, but also to frame the view of the mountains and surrounding natural beauty. As such, the solar angles were carefully studied to maximize natural sunlight, and to cut down on energy consumption.
STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
MOTOR AVENUE MIXED-USE
Motor Avenue Mixed-Use combines a pedestrian level commercial experience with three upper levels of housing offering various apartment types. The design of Motor Avenue Mixed-Use integrates local and macro site influences. On a local level, the project opens up to the streetscape through a south facing breezeway and interior courtyard. This architectural gesture not only creates interesting and dynamic architectural form, but also enables all housing units equal opportunity to natural light and ventilation. On a macro scale, the project orients itself towards the new Metro Rail "Palms Station" located one block to the north of the site. By providing bicycle storage and pedestrian access through the ground floor, allows more a direct and convenient route to Palms Station. As such, features of the station such as artwork inspired by Shizu Saldamando's contemporary Japanese style will be incorporated into the design of the commercial courtyard. By connecting the project to the local and macro context, the Motor Avenue Mixed-Use becomes integrated in the urban fabric, and creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Highland Park Residence: rEMODEL
Highland Park Residence, is modeled on the concept of simply viewing the home as a "container for living". As such, the "container" is precariously set on top of a clean minimalist residential typology. A void is removed from this off-center "box" thus creating an outdoor living space, framing the view of the surrounding hills of highland park.