“Built over the Louisiana Purchase restaurant, The Louisiana apartment complex in San Diego is constructed around a series of open courtyards and expansive timber-clad decks.

In the central patio space the studio used smooth white plaster to finish the walls and concrete pavers  to cover the ground with the aim of  making the enclosed area feel large and open.

“The void spaces are all designed to be private and open to the sky,” the studio said. “The mass was designed around the void, placing value and intention on these empty spaces, so that 100 per cent of actual building volume is utilized efficiently.”

The open spaces help to passively cool the apartments, with cool air that collects in the courtyards and flowing into the surrounding rooms as warm air passes over the building.”


A beautiful design, this building adds beauty to our city in a conscious and efficient manner.

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    2305 University Ave., San Diego

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Jeff Svitak

    Image Credit:

    Onnis Luque


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