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Design/Build/Develop

The Heyday Partnership is a design/build/develop firm located in Los Angeles. Our mission is to improve the quality of building in working class neighborhoods throughout L.A. These neighborhoods are plagued by formulaic stucco-box construction, and our goal is to provide a new paradigm of design and construction that provides better living space and a more interesting street-scape.

Being better does not have to be more expensive. More time spent on design improves the quality of space using the same materials and construction techniques. Our vertically integrated approach provides further cost savings. Having the contractor, architect, and developer in the same office, we create a design that is optimized for construction, financing, and living.


x+1 Philosophy

x = stucco box, corporate, status quo, generic, easy, lazy, simple, half assed, typical, disposable, cheap
y = superfluous, ideal, deceptive, snobby, custom, high maintenance, exclusive
x + 1 = conscientious, committed, thoughtful, fresh, respectful, intriguing, challenging, inclusive

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Using teapots as an analogy; if the generic teapot is represented as x, and the highly customized teapot is y, in this case a Morphosis teapot for Alessi, then the concept for this project is x+1. As seen above the same materials and general form are used in x and x+1 however by simply putting the parts together differently the interaction can change drastically. In the example above the handle is shifted to the side, pouring tea now requires a different position. Instead of pouring from above it is poured from the side. Implying that instead of a servant pouring from a standing position a person from a seated position can pour. A small change with large implications.

Precedence for the x+1 philosophy can be found in the corporate worlds of Target and Ikea. Target hired a couture fashion designer, Isaac Mizrahi, to develop a line of women’s wear accessible to Target shoppers.

Ikea places the name and personal description of their products on the display to portray a personal relationship even though thousands of the product are being made.


Buildings and their Construction Blogs

HEYDAY HOMES: Rennie

Three LEED Rated homes in Venice

Lot C Framing Complete 09/12/13

Roof deck views from Lot C:
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More Framing and Some Innovative Recycling 08/14/13

The framers are working on the third floor of the third house and expect to be substantially complete with the…

HEYDAY HOMES: Rennie

HEYDAY HOMES: Auburn

Six LEED Rated Homes in Silver Lake

HEYDAY HOMES: Auburn

HEYDAY HOMES: Buzz Court

Six LEED Rated Homes in Silver Lake

COMPLETE 12/06/12


HEYDAY HOMES: Buzz Court

HEYDAY HOMES: Ellenwood

19 LEED Rated Townhomes in Eagle Rock.

SOLD 08/17/11


HEYDAY HOMES: Ellenwood

DICK + JANE

Two Homes in Echo Park.

COMPLETE 05/01/11


DICK + JANE

ROCK ROW

15 LEED Platinum + Gold Townhomes in Eagle Rock.

COMPLETE 02/01/10


ROCK ROW

B(L)OX

A renovated duplex in Echo Park.

COMPLETE 09/02/07


B(L)OX

JACK + JILL

Two homes in Lincoln Heights.

COMPLETE 02/10/06


JACK + JILL

4xFOURPLEX

An apartment building in Echo Park.

COMPLETE 10/27/04


4xFOURPLEX

A+D Museum Installation

Installation at Architecture + Design Museum. Summer 2011

See the video 08/22/11


A+D Museum Installation
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