Architecture reveals its beauty through airy space, but it reveals its intelligence through density.We approach urban environments with both of these notions in mind. Looking for the beautiful solution in these rigid and often inhuman landscapes, and finding ways to take finite spaces and maximize usability, occupancy and access elegantly.
Our City Projects
- 29 West > Commercial
- Bel-Air House > Single Family Residential
- Emerson Residence > Single Family Residential
- F11 > Mixed Use
- Funk Zone > Duplex Residential
- K1 > Mixed Use
- Stella > Mixed Use
Additional Mixed Use Projects
Occupying a modest triangular parcel in downtown San Diego, K1 responds to the site’s unique physical constraints, as well as the many ephemeral forces which define this special location within the City.
Cutting across the City’s primary urban street grid, Park Boulevard’s diagonal disposition marks an atypical occurrence within the experience of downtown. Running alongside Petco Park, the street eventually converges with the regular city grid, and this unique geometry creates a moment of note within the greater urban fabric—as well as defining the building’s home. As a true Terminus Vista, K1 enjoys an honorific, yet deferential relationship to neighboring iconic buildings.
Marking its relationship to Park Boulevard, the K1’s “Spine and Spire” are flanked by rational Cartesian residential slabs. The slabs, aligning with the diagonal aspect of the street, rotate off the typical grid and in so doing allow for ample light, air, and views to be maintained for visitors to San Diego’s Main Library, located across the street. This important relationship not only assures the Library’s eminence in the San Diego skyline, it also establishes the singular identity of K1.
The building composes modern textures as well as contemporary materials, presenting an image of openness and casual inclusivity, as a means to further activate the local public realm.