Marina del Rey, California


West Coast USA
John Laing Homes
Project Size
69,970 Square Feet

Condominium, Urban

Element is a 50-unit condominium loft project located on a tight, land-locked urban site. Seven different unit types ranging from 900 to 1,600 square feet are offered on four stories of residential space above two parking levels. The design is inspired by the original loft conversions of warehouses and factories with simple straight lines, solid walls with large openings, delicate steel hanging balconies, and shading devices.

The selection of pre-cast concrete eliminated the need for interior supports, allowing for a flexible, open floor plan, huge living spaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Units feature polished concrete floors, large aluminum windows, exposed concrete ceilings, as well as large private balconies, aesthetically urban bathrooms and kitchens, garage door openings, and track sliding partition walls.

Element exterior view from 5th Floor Balcony