Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Loloma 5, Completely Modern Live | Work Solution by Will Bruder
This Loloma 5 that was designed by Architect Will Bruder is a completely modern Live/Work solution at a new level of urban experience and architectural design. Every unit offers commercial office space, 2 bedrooms, roof terrace, and a view patio aligned with Camelback Mountain. This was the first development in the Loloma Arts District which offers easy access to the very best of historic downtown Scottsdale, including the art centers of Main Street, Marshall Way, transit centers, Canal Front Development and the refurbished Hotel Valley Ho.
The architecture of Loloma 5 is a thoughtful and sophisticated acknowledgement of the traditional and modern roots of its Old Town Scottsdale context - a place with pride in its false-front, covered boardwalk, 'old west' friendly downtown image. This project creates a live work environment in the heart of Scottsdale that celebrates both the historic and physical context of the place.
The building's vertical scale is tempered with a entry courtyard for the work spaces, along the project's southern edge and a landscaped auto court along the northern edge of the site is veiled behind a perforated metal gate and a living ocotillo fence. The architecture is folded in an angular manner to define each unit and capture, for each, dramatic views of Camelback Mountain.
Carefully detailed window walls are screened from the sun behind perforated aluminum scrims while private cantilevered balconies project behind aluminum plate railings. In scale, proportion, finely articulated details, massing, and materially, the Loloma 5 live/work project draws carefully from its local context and history, representing an architectural rightness for Scottsdale and its aspirations of design quality and uniqueness.
A rich palette of Materials includes: sandblasted concrete block, standing seam zinc, corrugated steel, fiberglass and LUMAsite panels, plus a desert inspired vibrant color scheme on the limited stucco surfaces. Interiors feature maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, finished concrete, linoleum and commercial carpeted floors and light-filled spaces.