Construction Notes from John:
This large interior lot was a challenge to our office. The orientation of the property was due west, which required a special treatment of sun control.
The design of the roof overhangs, vertical fins, sunscreen, and window construction, radically reduced the heat load on the air conditioning.
A solar voltaic system was explored, but the area on the roof was insufficient. The neighboring high-rise buildings posed a problem with glare from the panels and structure.
Parking and access were difficult, but as with all inner city requirements, were solved with underground parking. Street access was along-the-street parking, with A.D.A. accessibility compliance.
Interior rooms and general interiors were soft colors, and seating and lounge areas were given prime consideration.
This one-story facility provided a much needed, high-end care facility for families who wanted to keep their loved ones in close proximity to their homes.
||West Los Angeles
||40,000 q. ft. interior, city lot
||Concrete underground structure
Type I concrete building deck
HVAC on roof with special climate controls
Composition roof with solar reflective material
Cement plaster and stucco finish
Some triple glazed and balance-dual glazed, low "e" windows
||All kosher kitchen
||Vertical sun screens