William Maya

William Maya

Los Angeles, CA, US


Who Says What a Tube Is?

Silicon Beach is a euphemism for an area that includes portions of Venice, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, and West Los Angeles. And the area is on the way to becoming a local surrogate for Silicon Valley.

The design originated with the premise of making simple operations over the site with two elements: tubes and towers. The pieces interact with each other, the site and the context to generate a formal language that would be able to contain 1,100,000 square feet of office space and 50,000 square feet of commercial space. 

The tubes act as the main circulation, creating a looped walkway through the entire building and serving the main office bays and retail stores. The towers are inserted into the tubes to break the continuity and to accommodate private conference rooms vertically.

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Status: School Project
Location: Silicon Beach
Additional Credits: Juan Villarreal