The Oxford is a 5-story, 9-unit apartments in Los Angeles. This project is a worthwhile challenge for us to stretch our thoughts and design capacity. The project is in flood zone and has a limited lot size of 7,547 square feet, allowing no subterranean parking possible. Therefore, the project required an effective design solution as well as excellent coordination and prompt process. PQNK accepted the challenges and has achieved the building finally to have 3-story residential units over the 2-story on-ground garage.
In the serene neighborhood, a bold residential building might be too overwhelming while making a strong design statement is a key for real estate purposes. The building’s play of geometry and massing, as well as the use of brown tonal colors, help the building to be modestly interesting.