Matthew Rosenberg of Los Angeles-based M-Rad Design designed an eco-conscious live/work environment that will reshape the Las Vegas landscape. Designed for Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project, the Inter-Act Residence is a set of mixed-use towers meant to foster a sense of community and respond to climate change with a low ecological footprint.
The towers house both living and working spaces and the short distance between work units and living quarters are utilized as common areas for residents and employees to meet and socialize. Rosenberg’s project aims to “enhance residents’ lives with simple solutions to the issues that accompany modern lifestyles. In this way, a building like Inter-Act can have a profound affect on individuals who live either in or near our project.”
Three main design principles guided the architects: the project was to foster community, respect the local cultures and use various climate data to lessen its ecological footprint.