ABBOT KINNEY LOFTS



LOCATION: VENICE, CA

DATE: 2001

PROGRAM: RESIDENTIAL, 3 LIVE/WORK UNITS

SIZE: 10,200 SF



Abbot Kinney in Venice is quickly developing into an artist district. Each year the number of artists, designers and small multi-media companies choosing to relocate here continues to grow, creating a vital and diverse community. This new culture of working professionals are also choosing to forego traditional and formal boundaries between living and working and are opting for informal and casual environments reflecting their lifestyles.

An adaptation of the "artist loft" is becoming the typology of choice. Our project works within this typology by creating large open spaces which adapt and blend living and working environments. Our project is really three separate live/work lofts on adjacent lots which through a common palette of forms, colors, and materials create the appearance of one building. To form a continuous commercial front the buildings are only separated by inches, large glazed areas, interior courts, open balconies and large interior open spaces reflect both the generosity of space and deliberate use of material and simple, raw materiality.

DESIGN TEAM: Mark Mack, Tim Sakamoto, Jeff Allsbrook

PUBLICATIONS:

-GA Projects 55, 1998





FLOOR PLAN

STREET VIEW

STREET VIEW

STREET VIEW

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

CORNER VIEW

CORNER VIEW

CORNER VIEW

BACK VIEW

BACK VIEW

BACK VIEW

FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLAN