377 S Central Ave
|Scope of Work||New Construction|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
The project is located in Warehouse District in which architectural opportunities are often overlooked and where developmental market only focuses efficiency. This neighborhood connects the various parts of Downtown Los Angeles: Little Tokyo, Skid Row, Fashion District, Arts District, and the historic core. Though the number of pedestrians and vehicles are rapidly increasing, the neighborhood has lacked attentive, responsive architecture that attracts and utilizes its surroundings.
While PQNK focused to create a bright, open office space to the users, we also paid an attention to revitalize the area. In material-wise, the building’s first floor is transparent compared to the upper floor that looks defensive. Considering a number of homeless population, it is a paradoxical situation. However, this situation conjoins with interesting design that boldly states the evolving, promising developmental market of the Warehouse District. The concave cut of the corner lot on the second floor offers a wide spectrum of view. This Prismatic-tiled curved wall changes colors based on the perspective at any point of view. In doing so, we effectively provide natural light and open air to users while giving strong, fresh impression to any passing vehicle traffic.