West Hollywood, CA – March 11, 2020 – Construction was recently completed on The Harland West Hollywood, a multifamily development of modern condominiums designed to reimagine high-density urban infill living while celebrating local neighborhood character.
Embracing fluidity between indoor and outdoor living, the project, on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, The Harland is comprised of 37 condominiums and townhome residences with expansive outdoor terraces made with layered spaces around a communal interior courtyard and an iconic, undulating facade along Doheny Drive.
The building is split into two zones, rising four stories along the west and three stories within the predominately low-rise neighborhood to the east. Together, the zones wrap the building’s internal courtyard, with the alternating eastern units set-in from the property line to bring light from three sides. Designed by Culver City-based architectural firm OFFICEUNTITLED, with interiors by Marmol Radziner, each residence features custom cabinetry, storage and detailing with floor-to-ceiling glass and rooms that open out onto outdoor terraces.
Augmenting the project’s stucco façade are bronze metal screens, and Kebony modified wood louvres and vertical privacy screens. Kebony was also specified as decking for the outdoor environments. “We like to use natural finishes wherever we can,” OFFICEUNTITLED principal and architect Christian Robert said. “And we particularly like the low maintenance and naturally occurring patina of Kebony, which complements the stucco. There’s something poetic about it.
The building includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats, penthouses and three-bedroom townhomes that range in size between 1,500 and 3,100 square feet. The townhomes feature a double-height great room with expansive ceiling heights, while penthouse residences include expansive rooftop terraces featuring shaded pergolas, Kebony wood decking, integrated planters and outdoor kitchens. Many units offer panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, Century City and the downtown LA skyline. The result is a project that reinterprets the energy of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the urban fabric.
Kebony is a Norwegian company which aims to be the leading wood brand and technology organization. Underpinned by proven timber modification technologies, it produces an enhanced wood of a superior quality that is both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
The company's headquarters is based in Oslo, with its production facility in Skien, South of Oslo. Currently employing about 60 people, Kebony has subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, sales representatives in Germany, France, UK and the US and a wide distribution network internationally. Shareholders are leading the venture with private equity investors from Germany, France, UK and Norway. The company has received numerous awards for its environmentally friendly technology and innovation, including its naming as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.
The Kebony® technology permanently transforms sustainable wood species such as pine into Kebony wood with features that are comparable, and in some cases superior, to those of precious tropical hardwoods. This unique environmentally friendly process is also a superior alternative to traditional wood treatment based on impregnation with biocides (wood preservatives). The company’s patent-protected production processes yield products that deliver major improvements in durability and dimensional stability, at the same time as being highly attractive. The Kebony products are suitable for a multitude of applications and designs – encompassing both indoor and outdoor applications.
Kebony’s mission is, through active innovation, quality thinking and understanding of commercial possibilities; give the world beautiful, long lasting and environmentally friendly wood products. The company will show social responsibility and contribute to improvements of the environment in a way that builds a better future.