Chrysalis Artist-in-Residence

(Project)

The program called for Artist-in-Residence row houses to span across three adjacent hillside lots with a less than desirable view of an unsightly thoroughfare in Silverlake, California. The budget was tight and the program requested maximized light and minimized view to the boulevard. The solution was to build row houses over the underground parking with prefabricated “A” and “B” shells, which alternate along the façade. The light towers bounce light into the interior and defusing the view forward. An intermediate split provides semi-private decks and the roof provides additional flat space in this hillside area. The shells and towers work together to create a changing appearance as the light changes throughout the day and night.