MARINA DEL REY, CA—TCA Architects has unveiled the plans for Amli Residential‘s $165 million mixed-use multifamily development adjacent to Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey. The project will break ground this July with completion expected sometime in 2017.
The property is pretty remarkable: six buildings set on a 10.4-acre, waterfront plot. Once complete, there will be 585 residential units and a 2,000-square-foot clubhouse with large, outdoor pools, fireplaces and BBQ and picnic spots. Like many new mixed-use properties geared toward the millennial group, this property has dog washing stations and a bicycle repair shop. “Our design for AMLI-MDR is inspired by the compelling visual of a classic boathouse,” says Aram Chahbazian, president of TCA Architects. “Simple shed roofs with exposed rafters, plus wall cladding that includes wood, stone, glass and plaster combine to create a sophisticated, yet casual nautical concept. The large corner windows and open rail balconies continue to blur that line between outdoor and indoor living from within the residences themselves.” Take a look at the renderings of the property below.
Outdoor space and sustainability were important to the design. TCA created abundant pedestrian pathways, promenades and plazas and is building the property with sustainable and recycled materials throughout. “TCA’s design concept is reflective of the growing desire in Southern Californians to live close to the water and experience their surroundings,” says Chahbazian. “We’ve incorporated that overarching concept of sea, sky and ocean air into the design, and we’re very excited to see it come to fruition.”