srm development engaged brick to develop a solution to a complex problem that combines a 140 room hotel next to a previously entitled 26 unit residential development, all of which is adjacent to an existing, low density single-family neighborhood. the project design had to address the questions of scale and vehicular circulation, but also had to be designed in balance with the tight and also somewhat conflicting zoning controls that govern the assemblage of properties that make up this challenging site.
the project modulates its scale along el camino real through the manipulation of room types to create a harmonious rhythm along this primary facade. sun controls and deep overhangs also provide much needed performative functions along this southwestern facade as well as add a sense of detail.
warm colors, neighborhood-compatible materials, and colors punctuate the massing to break down the building’s scale, but also blend with the surrounding neighborhood residential architectural sensibilities.