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The Hollywood / Kanner Architects

  • 01:00 - 24 September, 2009
The Hollywood / Kanner Architects
The Hollywood / Kanner Architects, © John Edward Linden
© John Edward Linden

© John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden © John Edward Linden +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Architects

    Kanner Architects
  • Project Architect

    Stephen H. Kanner
  • Project Team

    Jay Fukuzawa, Greg Larusso
  • Structural Engineers

    Nabih Youseff
  • Client

    Metro Modern Developers
  • Contractor

    HyMax Construction
  • Area

    13935.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. A 54-unit building, The Hollywood is something of a pioneering project in a part of Los Angeles that, while emerging from years of civic indifference, remains a bit rough around the fringes. The multifamily courtyard condominium development announces the arrival of modern urban living to complement the entertainment, hospitality and retail revival under way in Hollywood.

© John Edward Linden
© John Edward Linden

The $15 million project is the first for-sale condominium building in a part of town populated mostly by rental properties. A Modernist façade features high-end contemporary forms tempered by the warm hues of a wood-composite exterior. The top level features double-height penthouses with mezzanines. The first four levels are comprised of flats. Inside, 17-foot ceilings create spacious living environments punctuated by high-end minimalist design. Two levels of subterranean parking accommodate 135 vehicles.

© John Edward Linden
© John Edward Linden

Each unit in the u-shaped building is distinguished by unique balconies and windows that give residents a sense of place and the pleasure of outdoor living in an urban neighborhood. Interior units and the central corridor open to a courtyard and its lap pool. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide generous views from every unit. Views focus on the Hollywood Hills to the north and the bustling Hollywood street scene to the east, south and west.

© John Edward Linden
© John Edward Linden
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scottmft · September 26, 2009

i like the overall conception and plan of this building but the main facade is a feels/looks awkward-trying to be cool and nonchalant but not succeeding...

oscar falcón lara · September 26, 2009

Nice. It may be a bit stuffy and even crowded like the comments above suggest, but the finishes and materials are kind of cool. It looks a bit different without being so, as taken from the floor plan. I don't know about living there, it would depend on the neighbors, but if only to have it as an urbanite crash pad, it sure sounds intriguing.

Sissie · September 25, 2009

im curious about the pattern of the windows....

cad · September 24, 2009

In the daytime there's barely any sun in the pool area.
It's not even on Hollywood Blvd.

StructureHub Blog · September 24, 2009

W/ a name like "The Hollywood," I would not expect too much, normally. But this project seems to live up to the unrealistic aspirations suggested by the term "Hollywood" - particularly due to the external "framing" achieved by the crisp, white outer dimensions, which heighten the warmth and texture of the wood-cladding inserts. It also possesses enough "randomly" organized windows that, although not quixotic, at least avoids the banal regularity that afflicts other rectangular structures of this type and function.

lester · September 24, 2009

the plans have some good things and some not so good things.
but the overall result is rather good.

montie · September 24, 2009 08:22 PM

very insightful lester.

mike · September 24, 2009

beautiful building!

richie · September 24, 2009

I don't really like the plan.
The facade nor.

gc · September 24, 2009

I'm curious as to how the main elevation was designed... I wonder how/why they came up with that pattern

ygogolak · September 24, 2009 07:31 PM

It looks cool.

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