Completed 2017

333 Belmont is a 69 unit market rate apartment building with a small street-level retail space on Temple Street in between the rapidly transitioning neighborhood of Historic Filipino Town and Echo Park. The previously abandoned project site was literally a hole in the ground in a triangularly acute wedge shaped island facing the Union Avenue off ramp of the Hollywood Freeway. The design reinvigorates and energizes the context with a random composition of the upper level residential elements within a rigid 3 foot grid. This creates a sense of movement and lightness instead of stasis to this singular large mass floating about a loose free-flowing and receded base. The tip of the wedge deconstructs as it transitions to reveal itself, welcoming as it heals.