You may know this sprawling mixed-use residential development as AKA West Hollywood, but at the time of the shoot it was still known as the SLC Residences at the corner of Sunset and La Cienega boulevards. In addition to capturing a series of still images of the building’s eye-catching façade, this project also constituted my first foray into drone videography. With the help of the aerial cinematography specialists at Drone Dudes, we were able to record an aerial montage of the 388,000 square-foot complex’s exterior that showcases its best features against the backdrop of a stunning sunrise over Los Angeles.
This expansive residential development is characterized by a folded façade that casts dramatic shifting shadows as the Southern California sun traverses its surface. Meanwhile, residents of the development’s two eight-story towers can enjoy breathtaking views of the Los Angeles Basin and surrounding area. This project was completed in a joint effort between SOM and Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA).