Last week, we mistakenly thought that a set of XTEN Architecture renderings for the planned South Park boutique hotel (on Hope Street next to the Luma condo tower) were the real deal--turns out, that was just an entry from a design competition held by the developers, but XTEN's plans weren't selected. We're told (by a source other than the developer) that four teams--XTEN, Abramson Teiger Architects, Oyler Wu Collaborative, and Sam Marshall Architects--all submitted designs and that Sam Marshall was selected to design the hotel. We should be hearing more about that in the next few weeks, but for now let's take a look at another candidate. This is Abramson Teiger's plan. Their plan has 47 rooms on five floors and focuses on art (the owners hope to have an artist-in-residence program at the hotel): "Art within hotels has typically been secondary. This design makes art primary in a number of instances: by developing exterior artistic perforated panels; by housing artist residences; by turning public spaces into small galleries." Their building would be clad in Cor-ten with a series of perforated pixelated skulls inside (badass!).
· XTEN Arch's Pierced Concrete Proposal For South Park Hotel [Curbed LA]
· Proposed South Park Park Site to Become a Boutique Hotel [Curbed LA]