Rather than viewing photovoltaic panels as something to hide, architec Patrick Tighe transformed them into a key design element on the rooftop and side of the building.
The courtyard provides a place of sanctuary for the special-needs residents. Floating light fixtures add to the contemplative, otherworldly feeling.
Dynamically patterned metal screens on the front elevation help the project assert itself on a wide, well-trafficked boulevard.
The building served as the pilot project for West Hollywood’s Green Building Ordinance. Strategies for sustainability, including photovoltaic panels, solar hot water, and passive cooling, are integrated into the design.
A unit interior. “It’s a very dense building, and we wanted to get light and ventilation into every unit,” Tighe says.