Located at the intersection of Fairfax and Fountain Ave, this new 10-unit condominium project negotiates the need for increasing housing density in the city while respecting the scale and vernacular of West Hollywood and the surrounding neighborhood.
Much care has been taken to reduce the volume of the building by stepping and offsetting each of the different levels in response to the neighboring context. The building is pulled back from Fairfax Avenue, allowing for a communal outdoor garden adjacent to the main entry. The fourth floor is set back on the northern and southern façade, reducing the perceived height along Fountain Avenue and the northern neighbor.
Large private patios are provided for each unit and are represented as voids carved out of the building. These play off specifically placed and proportioned windows to create a balanced and varied façade. Large sliding glass doors, along with a consistency of materials create a seamless connection between the interior and exterior spaces of each unit. Open living, kitchen & dining areas combined with generous ceiling heights provide a loft-like feel to the units. The windows are sized to allow for a generous amount of natural daylight while also providing privacy to the units.
A minimal material palette emphasizes the sculptural quality of the building; the off-white smooth plaster exterior lightens the building and harkens back to the plaster common to many residential projects in West Hollywood. A varied layout for the plaster control joints reinforces the residential scale of the building by breaking the façade into smaller elements.