CALIFORNIA
Check out the new California section

Topics

Empire State Building
Maltzan's One Santa Fe apartment complex plays with notion of density
Maltzan's One Santa Fe apartment complex plays with notion of density

Every once in a while a piece of architecture comes along that is emblematic of a moment in a city's architectural and urban development. One Santa Fe, a 438-unit apartment complex in the arts district by Michael Maltzan Architecture, is that kind of building. It is a fractal of contemporary Los Angeles architecture, the fragment that both contains and helps explain the whole. One Santa Fe is not a flashy or gymnastic piece of architecture. It doesn't suggest a new design vocabulary for the 55-year-old Maltzan, who founded his firm in 1995. What gives the $165-million project its unusual symbolic power is that it takes the generic stuff of a typical L.A. apartment building...

Loading