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ALVARADO – Tiny Homes Village

Description

Challenge was to fit all the units and amenities on the existing parking lot, while also developing and creating a central communal open space of significance.  The communal spaces are highlighted with large, bright swaths of color, and the interstitial circulation is peppered with more nuanced moments of color surprise.  The whiteness of the units and fencing is also heavily leveraged, providing numerous moments of choreographed color reflections.

The site is bisected by an existing planter and fairly significant level change, due to the existing slope, which we’ve done our best to visually break down with a large connective staircase.  This move simultaneously connects the upper and lower portions of the site, while highlighting the social heart of the campus, the primary dining area.

Number of Units: 38
Number of Beds: 74
Number of ADA units: 2

Site Area:  5,862 sqft
Includes an Administration & Laundry Building (380 sqft), Hygiene Trailer (x5 toilets, sinks, showers), pet area, and 1 storage pallet (100 sqft).

Location:
1455 Alvarado street, Los Angeles, Ca

Client:
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

Architect:
Lehrer Architects LA, Inc

Builder:
Ford Construction

MEP Engineer:
Alfa Tech

Civil Engineer:
Barbara Hall & Associates, PE

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