As was recently featured in UrbanizeLA, AXIS/GFA’s Los Angeles studio has been retained by Napa Industries, LLC. to design a new yet-to-be-flagged hotel in North Hollywood. A significant seven-story project, the design will add over 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space to NoHo’s increasingly trendy Arts District along the Lankershim thoroughfare.
A technically challenging architectural project featuring an L-shaped footprint to make the most of three irregularly-shaped and previously underutilized lots, AXIS/GFA’s design for the property will feature 171 guestrooms atop two floors of mixed-use commercial space. From the exterior, the commercial space will be unmistakably delineated through the use of two-story glass façades rising from the sidewalk up to the base of the third floor. These glass-enclosed spaces will feature at least one gallery, and seek to connect the new building’s interior spaces with the surrounding arts community. For the hotel on the floors above, a unique fenestration program will see an organized yet whimsical use of windows to create an engaging texture to the building. Crowning the building, and likely to become a destination unto itself, a rooftop pool and deck will add an irresistible amenity to the hotel’s offering.
Watch future editions of The Praxis for the latest renderings and project imagery.