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AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s)

  • 01:00 - 1 October, 2011
AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s)
AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s), © Anna Blau
© Anna Blau

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, California, United States
  • Architect

    MACK Architect(s)
  • Project Team

    Mark Mack, Carlos Florez
  • Structural

    Parker Resnick
  • Title 24

    South Bay Energy
  • Methane Investigation

    Methane Specialists
  • Area

    4900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. The owner wanted to build a large, single occupancy live and work space on the fashionable Abbot Kinney Blvd, which has quickly become the commercial center of Venice Beach. Since the city zoning code started to allow artist-in-residence with a reduced parking requirement, this building typology has become very popular in this eclectic beach community.

© Anna Blau
© Anna Blau

This building takes advantage of the commercial zoning zero setback allowance to utilize the majority of site area while still providing a large central courtyard and open terraces in order to loosen the density on the site. 

© Anna Blau
© Anna Blau

Similar to the Abbot Kinney Lofts, the building reinforces the urban street edge and creates a colorful and expressive architectural presence on the corner. While many previous designs explored the use of color and shape, this project attempts to create simple planar exterior surfaces that can be cut out to create colorful voids carved from the building's mass.

© Anna Blau
© Anna Blau

Text provided by MACK Architect(s).

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