Kaya

2021 –
San Diego, CA.

 

Four slender towers define mass of the building, each one varies in length and height. The circulation space is located between the interior two towers and helps dissolve the mass while at the same time allowing air and natural light into what would typically be an enclosed corridor. This space is intentionally extra wide and contains several informal gathering spaces that occur on each level, effectively breaking down the social scale so that each floor can act as its own independent community. 

The exterior facade is a reflection of the function of the building. Exposed concrete slabs and columns delineate each floor and celebrate the structural system. Wall panels, which act as pockets for floor to ceiling glass doors are dictated by the interior spaces and allow them to convert seamlessly into a patio space.

Kaya is a building that enthusiastically embraces the climate of Southern California while promoting a sense of community to everyday apartment living.