The 15-story mixed-use residential and retail building consists of apartment homes, 6,000 SF of retail, four levels of above-grade parking, and resident amenities on the sky deck and podium levels. Located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and La Jolla, just south of the Hollywood Hills and east of Beverly Hills, the lens-like shape of this high-rise residential tower draws inspiration from the film and television industry of Los Angeles.
The form of the tower echoes the shape of a lens, with an irregular, undulating facade to add visual interest. The convex profile allows residents to easily access view corridors between the taller buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The malleable building edge opens Los Angeles to residents, and reframes one’s relationship to the metropolis.