This city hotel is conceived as a monolithic concrete structure, carved by a system of slots and slices that bring light, air and views deep into the building. The hotel is freestanding, surrounded on all sides by alleys and streets. This allows for slots to be cut into the façade, which contrast with and dematerialize the otherwise monolithic quality of the building.
From the interior, the building is light, airy, with views from everywhere through the building to landscaping, other people, other parts of the building. The strategy cuts holes in the otherwise solid fabric of the building, exposing one use to another, creating moments of juxtaposition and galvanizing multi-story views through the building.
The architectural language of the slots wrap up and over the roof deck, providing solar shade and privacy from the taller adjacent buildings. A rooftop infinity pool extends the full width of the Western façade, creating a unique vantage point over Los Angeles, the sunset and the horizon.