Ten Thousand Santa Monica is a 283 unit, 470,000 sq. ft. (44,000 m²) residential tower in Los Angeles. Located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Moreno Drive, the 40-story tower presents an opportunity to create an architecturally bold structure that will form the new gateway to Century City.
Led by Partner Glenn Rescalvo, the design for Ten Thousand Santa Monica evolved from the process of creating a dynamic shape that would contrast with the neighboring flat top structures. The building is composed of four crystal-like quadrants, and the balconies define the dramatic angles that are expressed along the north and south facades.
A chamfer at the top of the building defines its location in the skyline. The exterior glass skin of the building stretches from floor to ceiling and creates a luminous and transparent façade. Each of the facades is slightly angled away from the other, creating the illusion of multiple panes of glass. At the pedestrian level, the two-story base addresses the adjacent neighboring structures and creates an appropriate scale along Santa Monica Boulevard and Moreno Drive.