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Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

  • 01:00 - 29 May, 2009
Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    West Hollywood, CA, United States
  • Architects

    LOHA Architects
  • Principal In Charge

    Lorcan O’Herlihy
  • Project Team

    Kevin Southerland, Tracy Smith, Franka Diehnelt
  • Contractor

    Archetype, Inc.
  • Client

    Habitat Group Los Angeles, LLC
  • Project Year


From the architect. As a model of courtyard housing development, Gardner 1050 utilizes a variety of design strategies to elevate it above the more mundane infill developments typical of speculative housing. The project's location just south of Santa Monica Boulevard creates a unique opportunity to add to the burgeoning urbanism of the eastern section of West Hollywood.

Landscaped with native drought-tolerant species, stainless-steel cables creep up to the third level walkways forming scaffolding for a "hanging" garden. This vertical foliage offers a peaceful respite in a courtyard that opens to the sky. On the western (front) facade, the cut-away box is completed by a semi-transparent skin of cedar slats enveloping the courtyard and completing the corner at the garage entry.

The stair is clad in translucent glass provides a strong vertical element in an otherwise predominantly horizontal composition. This stair functions as an entry marker and provides a subdued lantern like quality at night further enhancing the overall quality of the project. 

The primary materials for the project consist of a painted cement board cladding system in four foot wide panels, a system of cedar wood slats, translucent channel glass panels, and painted aluminum window frame projections in three colors. The horizontal wood slats encompass the entire second floor.

By wrapping the units around a central courtyard, the project consists of 10 unique and distinct floor plans as opposed to the conventional approach of identically stacked units. This central courtyard weaves buildings' circulation into a spectrum of public space, while also allowing all units to have direct access from the exterior, eliminating the need for mechanically climate controlled corridors.

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Mindi · May 31, 2009

Russian said that he would also like to live in such materials.

Well they look really sweet! :)
I love this project.. it inspires me.

2MACoff · May 30, 2009

christos there can be you and is right simply my thoughts hard to describe in English (basically they positive), now on a site have appeared the moron naming my name its message pregoing in Russian he tried to write something very insulting to my address therefore the following message for it. And the project too was pleasant to me...

christos · May 30, 2009 not greek, it must russian...anyway icant inderstand why people write languages that very few can read on these english speaking site blocks.....project is brilliant..i love the wood paneling, i am not sure about the bridges...

Design Metafeed · May 30, 2009

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Opium · May 30, 2009

I agree with the's greek right?shouldn't you be in a demonstration or a riot?...very omega..very foder a ver se percebes portugues também oh socrates do caralho

INawe · May 29, 2009

^what he said. (i think. :P)

2MACoff · May 29, 2009

???? ?? ? ? ???? ? ????? ??????????...

Ivan Costa · May 29, 2009

RT @archdaily: Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects


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