Different from Santa Barbara's mostly rigorously enforced Spanish revival style, this live/work project in the city's 'funk zone' was allowed to take a formal ‘risk’ and reach for the aesthetic of the converted warehouses along the coast.

Commercial spaces are arranged around a courtyard; living spaces above connect with dynamic stairways and bridges. Every loft unit has a large private outdoor space, creating a green ‘pueblo’ near the city’s beaches.


Yanonali Lofts, Santa Barbara (2006 - 2012; patio patterning and unit images by Karl Kras)