This project defines the street front and property lines in order to initiate a new urban condition on the intersection of La Brea and Rodeo street in Los Angeles. Rather than build a house as an object in a field or design a static apartment complex, this project pushes the program to the boundaries of the site to create an urban street front condition with a public space weaved in behind the street front shopping.
Total Building Square Footage: 58,100 SF
Site Square Footage: 40,000
Lot Area: 200' x 200'
Floor Area Ratio: 1.45
Lot Coverage: 0.42
70 Parking Spaces
The units are pulled up above the first floor to create opportunity for shopping, recreational and park spaces. The familes live in town house apartments that all have their own open air outdoor patio space connected to the living space on the first circulation floor while the bedrooms are located above the living space. The circulation occurs by the living spaces to create community while allowing for privacy and silent sleeping conditions.