One Santa Fe is a 438-unit apartment complex designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture and located in the arts district of Los Angeles. The complex is only six stories tall but it is a quarter-mile long. According to Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, “the design takes banality and stretches it like taffy in the direction of monumentality”.
The apartments run parallel in two long train-like “wings”; the longer of which is three blocks long, following along the course of the Los Angeles River on its eastern flank. The ground level appears to be mostly shops with landscaping and gathering places between the two wings.