AVA LA Arts District
Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 565,000 sf, 475 Live/Work units Status: Under Construction Program: Live/Work Units with ground floor commercial space and multiple indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to arts, production, and personal wellness Client: AvalonBay Communitieschevron_left
Buildings on a Building
AVA LA Arts District was conceived as a base camp for a wide range of creators and artists. The seven-story development provides multiple indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to arts, production, and personal wellness on site. Inspired by the contextual materiality and fenestration techniques exhibited throughout the district’s half square mile area, the conceptual approach for the building is best described as “Buildings on a Building.”
(OU) OFFICEUNTITLED was the design architect for both the base building, amenity, and public space with AC Martin acting as the architect of record for the base building.
Concrete and fibre cement paneling reinforce the base of the project as a solid platform for the lighter white and black metal upper buildings to reside. The idea draws from the long-standing tradition of commandeering rooftops of industrial buildings for new development atop the expansive warehouse and factory floor plates found throughout the neighborhood.