11654 8TH AVENUE
1165 8th Avenue establishes a modern boutique hotel just a short walk from Fort Worth’s lively Magnolia Street. Its striking architecture has made it an instant landmark in Fort Worth’s Near Southside. The building is defined by a curtain of elegant, three-story-tall fins rendered in a gentle blue gradient that create an ethereal layer between onlookers at street level and the building itself. The building makes a conscious effort to engage the pedestrian-oriented urban fabric. A second-floor terrace unfolds into a monumental stair that aligns with Oleander Walk, a pedestrian street that runs through the heart of the Near Southside. From Oleander Walk, the building welcomes people up the stairs into a compelling outdoor space above the vehicular traffic of 8th Avenue. Located behind the fins at the second and fourth floors are outdoor lounges with views up and down 8th Avenue and vistas beyond to the cultural district. 1165 8th Ave harmoniously incorporates multiple uses. It features allocated retail and restaurant space, a multi-level bar with mezzanine seating, and boutique hotel. Through this combination of uses, 8th Avenue decisively cultivates an attractive and engaging environment layered from exterior to interior, integrated within its context. The overall composition forms a powerful presence at the city scale with changing, dynamic perspectives. The sleek minimalist interiors afford a sense of contemporary sophistication echoing the building’s exterior. Exposed steel and concrete mixed with shades of blue punctuate and saturate the building’s inside. A variety of room plans embrace the character of structure. White panels define vertical slots of daylight, and open the rooms to views. Custom fabricated steel ledges project from the walls to form desks, luggage shelves and side tables.