Private : Client San Diego, CA : Location : Program Conceptual Design : Services
The design of the Lytton Street Hotel uses both architecture and landscape to create a boutique hotel environment. Drawing on such mythical predecessors as Hotel Bel Air, the Lytton Street Hotel serves guests privacy amidst an environmental fantasy.
The design is comprised of two major elements: vague architecture and dense vegetation.
The architecture is founded on repeating clusters of hotel units that are in themselves designed to have no windows facing other units. When placed on site, the clusters are rotated so adjacent clusters do not have their windows opening on to the windows of another cluster.
With the site containing a framework of hotel units, the empty space is filled with vegetation to further obscure the hotel units. The hotel then becomes a dense oasis framed by vague impressions of building form.