Where space is a commodity but the views are plentiful, we recognized the opportunity for innovative design. In a neglected lot along Riverside drive that flirts with Elysian Valley- affectionately known as Frogtown- and Silverlake, we saw an untapped potential with the Los Angeles homeowner in mind.
Situated near the old Red Car line that is now used as a walking path, it's an urban site in a natural context. The steep hillside provided a challenge as well as a fortuity to create multiple stories, taking advantage of the commanding view, associating with the earthy aesthetic, while assuming a very own modern shape and form.
Deviating from the cookie cutter condos and stacked apartments popping up too rapidly to be thoughtfully considered, we designed these with a deliberate respect. Employing prevailing winds and natural light, we used open floor plans to create an airy space in these small units, maximizing square footage, and preserving privacy between units.
Source: The Periscope