Los Angeles

Ten Thousand Santa Monica



Ten Thousand Santa Monica
Los Angeles, CA

Client
Crescent Heights
Award
Award of Excellence, Los Angeles Architectural Awards, Los Angeles Business Council
Gold Award, Best Multi-Family Project, Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards
Photographers
Hunter Kerhart
Andy Yutsai Wang

Ten Thousand Santa Monica is a 283 unit, 767,240 sq. ft. residential tower in Los Angeles. Located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Moreno Drive, the 40-story tower presented an opportunity to create an architecturally bold structure to form the new gateway to Century City.

The building’s design evolved from the process of creating a dynamic shape that would contrast with the neighboring flat top structures. The massing is composed of four crystal-like quadrants, and the balconies define the dramatic angles that are expressed along the north and south facades. A chamfer at the top of the building defines its location in the skyline, while the exterior glass skin of the building stretches from floor to ceiling and creates a luminous and transparent façade. Each of the facades is slightly angled away from the other, creating the illusion of multiple planes.


At the pedestrian level, the two-story base addresses the adjacent neighboring structures and creates an appropriate scale along Santa Monica Boulevard and Moreno Drive. Above, the building’s fitness center, shaped like a shard of glass, is cantilevered away from the building, giving guests the feeling of being suspended in the sky.