99 Stellavista

Vermilion Sands — 2012

One, just off Stellavista and M, would have shaken even an old-guard surrealist on a heroin swing. Screened from the road by a mass of dusty rhododendrons, it consisted of six aluminium-shelled spheres suspended like the elements of a mobile from an enormous concrete davit. The largest sphere contained the lounge, the others, successively smaller and spiralling upwards into the air, the bedrooms and kitchen. Many of the hull plates had been holed, and the entire slightly tarnished structure hung down into the weeds poking through the cracked concrete court like a collection of forgotten spaceships in a vacant lot.

Typology Psychotropic
Location 99 Stellavista, Vermilion Sands
Client Vanden Starr
Status Completed
Date Fall 2012


Architect Avant Architecture PLC
Developer Tribune Holdings LLC
Contractor Hamlin & Sons Contracting
Structural Engineer Sever Co.
Mechanical Engineer Harmon Mechanical