the_Hollywood Boxes /

the_Hollywood Boxes /


5489 La Cienega Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90046
United States of America

site area_
.7 acres / .28 hectares
site size_
10,015 gross sq ft / 930.42 gross sq m
design date_
construction date_


Approached by a local developer, this project was penciled out to produce 3 high end connected townhomes, with commercial space on the ground level.

the project has a very monochromatic palette of smooth steel troweled stucco. the large operable windows provide “hot points” where the stucco folds into itself, to create facades that fold to and from the street. it has the appeal for the modern home buyer, while qualifying for leed certification.

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Floor to floor ceiling heights of 10′, and double and triple height open spaces, clearly gives the feel of a loft space, hence the name of the project.stairs at 5′ wide, hallways also at 5′ wide lead through the space without the feeling of cramping.

The last flight of stairs leads to the roof deck, where an outdoor room can be found.. a built in fire place, and seating areas, lends the space to year round usage, in this climate.clear expanses of glass at the entry, create a portal of entry which brings the user/home owner into a new and warm environment that welcomes openness, and sense of calm.

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+ credits /

  • Design + Build: humnlab+ architecture /
  • General Contractor: TBD
  • Structural/MEP Engineer: Paul Christensen, C.E., S.E.
  • Photography: TBD