Located in an isolated pocket of industrial land next to the Los Angeles River where many of the existing warehouses and factories are being occupied by a range of designers, artists and artisans, the BLOX development has been designed as a cohesive ‘creative campus’. Two existing industrial buildings have been adaptively reused and brought together with two new buildings on an adjacent vacant parcel of land.
Built in the 1940’s as a machine shop, the two original industrial buildings have fulfilled a range of light industrial uses over the last couple of decades, including a garage used for the conversion of diesel car engines to run on vegetable oil. As part of the latest influx movement, the wood-framed and steel buildings have been stripped down to reveal the original structure, high volumes, finishes, and fenestration. Together with new mechanical and electrical systems, and other modern amenities, these inspiring spaces have been revived to fulfill a growing demand for spaces accommodating to creative endeavors.
The project includes two live-work suites in the existing buildings and in the new building, creative office space on the second floor and four creative office suites and a take-out restaurant on the first floor.
Los Angeles, CA
Blake Riverside LLC