- LocationKoreatown, Los Angeles
- TypeMultifamily Residential
- Size120 units
The Arden has long served as a Los Angeles destination since its original building, The Bilicke, was erected in 1929. Taking its name from the Elizabeth Arden cosmetics boutique that presided on the ground level during the 1950s, its modern renovation now offers a hospitality-focused interpretation of 120 tastefully appointed residential units.
As an anchor in one the busiest corridors in the city, we wanted the interiors to feel calming and grounding, where the eclectic daily experiences of urban life could integrate in the peaceful tranquility of a personal refuge. Purposeful integration of Scandinavian and Midcentury Modern design bring past and present together. A lighthearted sandy palette in the lobby with curving inlets and cozy textures encourages intimacy and warmth. Organic blues paired with brass accents reminiscent of its opulent history lend an air of casual elegance. Taken together, we designed a social atmosphere that shows reverence for its storied past, interpreted for the vibrant connectivity of modern life.