The guidelines of this studio project called for the design of a community recreation center off of a busy boulevard in Hollywood, California. A scheme that paid equal attention to the programmatic requirements and the scarcity of parking and greenspace in the vicinity was devised. Each programmatic element sits within a raised glass box of mirrored, translucent, and transparent facades, while trees hover above and cars circulate below. In the daytime, the center projects greenery, and at nighttime, the illuminated boxes resemble floating lanterns in a forest.
Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US