area: 300,000 ft2 / 31,000 m2
The Lava House is a mixed-use residential building situated in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, comprising condominiums and rental apartments, a parking structure, and a destination food market. The project takes advantage of favorable zoning to rise above the adjacent historic buildings, thereby offering views in every direction, including the financial district and the San Gabriel Mountains. Condominiums and larger apartments face south and offer dual north-south exposures. The tower will be clad in lava stone, creating an unusual and distinctive texture that will contrast with the surrounding structures and also serve as a shading system to break the intense Southern California sun. The lower block will feature a terra-cotta rainscreen, blending with the scale and massing of the historic street wall. A series of roof gardens will offer tenant amenities combined with high-efficiency solar heat and power systems.
Adam Sokol; Gregory Serweta