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The Tides Brentwood in Los Angeles

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The Tides Brentwood in Los Angeles
Brentwood Real Estate: American Residential Building ? design by Valerie Schweitzer Architects
29 Nov 2017
The Tides Brentwood
Location: Brentwood, California, USA
Design: Valerie Schweitzer Architects
The Tides Brentwood

Completed in spring 2017, this 33 unit LEED Gold apartment building, sits on an interstitial street in Brentwood, one block from Wilshire Boulevard. With its sculptural and colorful dimension, it celebrates the iconoclastic spirit of Los Angeles.

The design pools various ecologies from around the site, specifically the Pacific Ocean in neighboring Santa Monica, the ubiquitous LA sunshine, and the lofty palm trees. These natural elements are reflected in the design, from the undulating curves of the exterior that resemble a tidal current, to the bright yellow stucco of the Goshen-facing facade, and the thin aluminum struts that mimic the palm trees lining the site. The alternating blue and white glass at the balcony rails emphasizes the tidal theme.

This assembly of color, reflectivity and curvature help forge a dynamic connection between the street life and that of the building. The main façade, fronting a sloping parking lot of a behemoth Ralph?s grocery store, seems to subtly shift and change as one walks or rides past it.

Highlighting an unusual painterly aspect, the facades explore the boundaries between art and architecture. The Mondrian-inspired luminous cavities that scale the two stucco-clad shafts flanking the entry, seem to vibrate chromatically, especially at dusk.
They also light up at night, with LED fixtures, providing a soothing lantern-like glow to those exiting the Supermarket. In a playful riff, these multicolored cavities mimic the car lights of commuters, connecting the mobile street life with the vertical circulation routes of the structure.

Forging a further engagement with the street, ample balcony spaces expand the interior with their large 4-panel sliding doors, they give a sense of enclosure due to the addition of vertical aluminum posts and white frosted low-iron glass. 

Finally, a living wall at the rear courtyard reintroduces the same colored niches, only here they are deepened, and used for people to sit and for plants to grow. This outdoor tableau challenges our notion of where painting and sculpture end, and architecture begins.

The Tides Brentwood, Los Angeles – Building Information
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Budget: approximately 20 million dollars for total costs, hard and soft.

Project end date: May 1, 2017

Client: Pluto Partners, Inc.

Architect of Record: Plus Architects

Design Architect: Valerie Schweitzer Architects

Landscape Architect: S.Q.L.A.

Structural: Masoud Dejban and Associates

Mechanical consultant: Air plus Consulting Engineers

About Valerie F. Schweitzer Architects

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