Crest is a shining example of the infill developments that continue to transform our city. Built alongside an exit ramp for the 163 freeway, on a formerly vacant piece of property, this 36-unit development brings much-needed additional housing to Hillcrest.
The design relies on big gestures and bold colors, in response to the project’s auto-centric location and the triangular shape of the site. The building’s volume and facade take materiality into consideration. The zinc metal siding is a key element, shifting between blue and grey in the sunlight and providing interest at the building entrance, while bright green accents provide a modern contrast.
Sustainable features are incorporated into the project, including solar panels, a high-efficiency boiler system, drought tolerant landscaping, a cool roof, and LED lighting throughout. A common rooftop deck elevates tenants above the street traffic and provides views of the city below. With plenty of space for bicycles, this community is a fantastic example of urban infill in a highly walkable and bikeable location.