Located prominently above the Sunset Strip with striking views spanning from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, the hillside property features aggressive cantilevers, large open spans, and an intricately detailed lateral force resisting system allowing for maximized panoramas throughout the two story residence with a basement.
Due to the high seismicity at the site and the complexity of the geometry, a mixed vertical lateral force resisting system with flexible diaphragms was chosen to allow for a direct response to the architectural program and massing.
LOCATION | Los Angeles, California
ARCHITECT | Belzberg Architects
STAFF LEAD | Elizabeth Mahlow, PE
COMPLETED | 2017
Close coordination with lighting studies, architectural form and structural response resulted in a cost effective lateral force resisting system entirely integrated into a naturally lit building form.