koning eizenberg architecture, santa monica, calif.
This West Hollywood, Calif., project combines an impressive mix of uses in less than an acre. Architects Julie Eizenberg, AIA, and Hank Koning, FAIA, LEED AP, managed to weave 31 condominiums, seven affordable housing units, ground-floor retail, and more than 75,000 square feet of parking into an oddly shaped corner lot. “All this parking is worked into the project, but it doesn’t turn its back to the street,” marveled one judge.
Part of the developer’s deal with the city was that the project would include public parking, so the architects tucked it underground and behind the ground-floor portions of the four-story building. They layered the residential parking over and behind the street-facing housing units, using wood screens strategically to hide the cars from public view.
The jury also admired the way material changes mark the transition from flats and retail to townhomes and studios. The former uses sliding wood shutters, while the latter features corrugated metal. “The street had so much expedient stucco,” Eizenberg says. “We wanted to add texture.”
principals in charge: Hank Koning, FAIA, LEED AP, Julie Eizenberg, AIA, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, www.kearch.com
job captain: Paul Miller, LEED AP, Koning Eizenberg Architecture
project architect and manager: Oonagh Ryan, LEED AP, Koning Eizenberg Architecture
developer: John Given, CIM Group, Hollywood, Calif.
general contractor: Jeff Lee, The Lee Group, Marina del Rey, Calif.
landscape architect: David Fletcher, ASLA, Fletcher Studio, San Francisco
project size: 750 square feet to 1,861 square feet per unit
site size: 0.9 acre
construction cost: Withheld
sales price (condominiums): $800,000 to $1 million-plus per unit
rental price (affordable units): Withheld
units in project: 38
photography: Eric Staudenmaier
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