Harper Courts / Gardens

West Hollywood, CA
Susan Budd, project designer for Moule & Polyzoides
Susan Budd was the project designer for this 30,000 s.f. 20 unit housing-court in West Hollywood. William Nicholas designed the landscape throughout the project. Inspired by the traditional courtyard housing built in Los Angeles, this project takes its massing cues from historic buildings in the immediate neighborhood. The building is broken down into townhouse units surrounding a series of unique courtyards. Some courts are paved while others are densely planted gardens. Areas are accented by distinctive planting and strategically located fountains. As a modern derivative of traditional Spanish architecture the courts maintain an emphasis on varied but simple masses, rich colors and lush gardens.