In the heart of the Arts District of Culver City lies an existing 1-story CMU building that transforms into a pedestal for an incoming architectural jewel to sit atop. The jewel comprises of a white standing seam metal shell in which its innards are methodically revealed as a warm wooded interior. A pinched corner has been pulled back to show off an exterior patio welcoming the sunlight. Peeling a layer away, three floating boxes become the central theme and observation of the interior. Adjacent to the central boxes, lies narrow passages transitioning one into a gallery space holding the client’s art work. With each transition of space, one begs to ask if they have become part of the architectural jewel themselves.


Ground Up


CMI Management


Culver City, CA

three is the magic number