The Hollywood / Kanner Architects

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Architects: Kanner Architects
Location: Los Angeles, CA,
Project Architect: Stephen H. Kanner
Project team: Jay Fukuzawa, Greg Larusso
Client: Metro Modern Developers
Structural Engineers: Nabih Youseff
Contractor: HyMax Construction
Project Area: 13,935 sqm
Project year: 2005-2008
Photographs: John Edward Linden

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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.

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first floor plan

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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.

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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.

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    非常好的公寓!让我想起好莱坞电影 银色猎物。
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    I’m curious as to how the main elevation was designed… I wonder how/why they came up with that pattern

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    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.

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    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.

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

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