For the Formosa 1140 town houses in West Hollywood, architect Lorcan O’Herlihy designed a metallic skin that wraps around the building in shades of red. The skin helps diffuse light and heat, provides privacy for outdoor walkways and gives the building a funky geometric look.
A living room at the Formosa 1140 town houses. Ten of the units are two stories high; the front unit is three stories.
The all-white kitchens in the Formosa 1140 are European-inspired. Floors are made of a recycled hardwood that resembles bamboo.
The Formosa 1140 features open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas.
O’Herlihy used design elements he saw in European boutique hotels, such as all-white bathroom cabinetry and counters.