WESTLAKE – Tiny Homes Village
The challenge of this site was the grade. The site slopes dramatically from the northeast to the southwest. The solution to terrace the site allows for minimal drainage infrastructure while providing level pads, allowing the sleeping units to be organized into smaller groupings or micro-neighborhoods within the village.
Urbanistically, the terracing creates a hillside village typology that allows users to experience the site at several varying scales. The coloring of the ground plane and the units serves to enhance the primary village experiences: Pedestrian Entry, Primary Circulation along the main organizing spine, and Secondary transitional circulation into the micro-neighborhoods and individual units. Congregational spaces were carved out near the administrative functions and central communal programs such as the Pet Area and Laundry facilities.
Number of Units: 55
Number of Beds: 107
Number of ADA Mobility units: 3
Site Area = 26,750 sqft.
Includes x3 Administration office units (300 sqft),
x1 Prefabricated Modular Laundry Building (320 sqft),
x2 Hygiene Trailers (x10 toilets, sinks, showers),
x1 storage pallet (100 sqft),
x1 guard booth unit (64 sqft) and
2301 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, Ca
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Lehrer Architects LA, Inc
Barbara Hall & Associates, PE