Office 8576
Downey, CA

Set on a major suburban thoroughfare in the bedroom community of Downey, California, this office building for a real-estate executive and his staff draws inspiration from its low-rise zoning, linear site and proximity to high speed traffic. The building is set on a thin concrete plinth 18 above the ground plane. This concrete ribbon wraps up to become the East wall turning again to become the roof of the first floor, the West wall of the second floor and, finally, the roof slab of the small second floor. All infill panels are composed of a standard aluminum storefront system with varying shades of colored glass and staggered vertical mullion spacing. The dramatic wrapping form and innovative use of standard materials lends economy, elegance and an iconic linear quality to this highly visible building.

11,000 SF
2006-2007

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