LOS ANGELES, CA
Perched within historic Filipino Town, just west of Downtown Los Angeles, this building responds to its context at both city-wide and neighborhood levels. Addressing the ongoing housing crisis in Los Angeles, this project answers the demand for increased density. Here, a combination of 47 affordable and market rate apartments sit atop commercial space at the ground level.
Los Angeles, CA
65,000 sq ft
American Architecture Award
AIA | LA Design Award
AIA | LA Residential Award
Interior Design Best of Year Award
Best of Design Award, The Architect's Newspaper
Published, Interior Design
Ming Yang Yeh & Associates, Structural
A strong concrete base grounds the project on Temple Street. Accommodating the public component of the project, the base activates the streetscape and gives the project a human-scale, mediating between it and the apartment buildings above.
Sheathed in metal, the sculptural form of the entry serves as a staple and connection between the public and private sectors of the project and helps to give the project an urban identity. The apartment buildings are clad in cement fiber board and organized around a central courtyard. The buildings are capped in a metal panel roof, sloped to maximize natural ventilation and natural light through northfacing clerestory windows.