SIERRA BONITA

West Hollywood, CA

The five story mixed-use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities is located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sierra Bonita Avenue in West Hollywood, California. The client is the City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, a non-profit organization that builds, rehabilitates and manages affordable housing projects. The building contains forty-two living units organized around an internal courtyard garden. Commercial / Retail space is located along Santa Monica Boulevard. Parking is provided at grade and at the subterranean parking level. The sustainable building serves as a model for the City’s Green Building Ordinance. The courtyard features an eccentric brace frame core that is a fundamental structural component expressed as a five-story organic garden lattice. The outdoor courtyard (bamboo forest) provides a cooling microclimate and a garden for residents from which access to the units is provided. Common areas exist for the residents as well as for public use

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