Located in an area of Los Angeles known as Korea Town, 6th Street Condominiums is an adaptive reuse project of an existing 12 story office building. The area was undergoing substantial revitalization therefore requiring the need for a unique product. Working in collaboration with Johannes Van Tilburg, the client expressed the need for a first class product that would stand out in the area and could be also marketed internationally to Korea. The existing building had the entire interior construction and the mechanics along with the exterior skin removed down to the steel structure. Consisting of 96 high-end units and residential common areas, some structural upgrades were required along with complete new mechanical and electrical systems. The building received a new facade that was broken down in various methods thus giving it a more residential scale and hierarchy. The existing building had two different floor plates, the first 5 floors were 120’ deep and the upper 7 floors were 90’ deep. As the plan had its variations in depth floor to floor, the facade responded in a similar manner. The lower levels are more solid and defensible as the upper levels become more open and light. Though this skin manipulation, the building moves away from its previous office demeanor and towards the client’s desire for a state of the art residential design.