Terraplex Condominiums
Santa Monica, CA

Terraplex is a three unit condominium development located 4 blocks from the beach in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica. The project demonstrates the clear integration of passive solar, active solar and sustainable technologies into a dense urban housing proposal.

The project accepts the City street grid for the subterranean parking level but above makes a physical shift directly South, creating the required solar exposure for the integrated solar photovoltaic “power wall”, solar thermal water heating system, and optimizes each unit’s ability to heat, cool and power itself while expressing an intentional shift towards an architectural language based on the sun.