HSP

Situated on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles, pinned between the 101 freeway, various equipment storage lots and the LA County Jail, this warehouse for an inventor is housed within a former pretzel factory. The challenge of accommodating a fully operational R&D laboratory, a modest residence and an eclectic mix of recreational and meditative spaces was achieved through the insertion of a series of structurally independent spatial envelopes. These envelopes are connected in plan and section as a contiguous surface inserted into the existing structure, providing accessibility for skateboard, scooter, or bicycle; the preferred methods of circulation within this cavernous 12,000 sf space. Sectionally, a blurring of the live/work spaces culminate above the roof with panoramic views of the city from the crow’s nest/sleeping porch.

Project Team: Aaron Neubert, Mike Jacobs (Principals), Michael Alamo, Raquel Contreras, Gabriel Leung, Andranik Ognayan, David Chong