Los Angeles, CA
A 14,000sf adaptive reuse of a warehouse in Chinatown. Built in 1920 as a machine shop, this simple concrete frame and steel truss saw-tooth roof building lends itself perfectly to its new creative office use. The site is a short distance from the Los Angeles State Historic Park and the LA River as well as in walking distance from the Chinatown train station. A light touch approach to the design maintains the unique character of the building within its context by preserving the original steel windows and street art graffiti on the building exterior.
images & before photo © ORA, after photos © Eric Staudenmaier