<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/ac02b1a0b3a3ee3e5a7cac8b3e7e64c5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />5300 McConnell is a repositioning of a 1984 concrete tilt-up building in the Playa Vista Tech District of Los Angeles with the Centinela Creek Channel as its backdrop. Initially built in 1984, the 73,000 square-foot building offered a generic appearance – an anonymous solution to an unknown office tenant. 30+ years later the building has a new life, bringing specific solutions to siting and targeting creative office tenants to reinvigorate the space.
On the south façade facing the street and approach, a bright red metal enclosure frames the main lobby entry – a clear wayfinding marker for visitors, and an anchor for the long horizontal south elevation. Dark zinc cladding wraps the outside of the enclosure, further focusing the bright red entry. On the west and east facades are smaller versions of the enclosure marking future tenant entries.
Landscape elements at the building perimeter include a raised planter in front Continue reading "5300 McConnell by ShubinDonaldson"
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/85/85804f4a1cc6fa5e6bb1cbcc26d69626.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Skyline Residence is a contemporary three-story, three-bedroom hilltop home located on a complex site on the Santa Barbara Mesa. The site constraints required a unique formal solution deploying a concrete and steel structural frame to maximize the responsiveness of the structure and organizing the living spaces from the top down, connecting them by a continuous circulatory core to make the home feel open and spacious.
Each room of the residence has a connection to the exterior environment allowing the natural light and natural ventilation to flow through the house by taking advantage of the cool ocean breezes. Apertures between the floors create a natural exhaust pattern directing heat upwards through the central vertical circulation core and out of the structure. The exterior wood slat screen, awnings, and guardrails provide shading for the top floor to minimize heat-gain, while overhangs and exterior motorized blinds shade the glazing of the exterior envelope Continue reading "Skyline Residence by ShubinDonaldson"