Los Angeles, CA
We organized the project much the way a choreographer conceives a dance: considering bodies moving through space, in sequence, with path trajectories, confluences and conflicts, and eddies of stasis amid fluid movement to encourage the spontaneous chats and chance encounters that build a sense of familiarity and community. Varying sequences of daylight and framed views set the rhythm. Wide hallways—open to cooling breezes and punctuated by daylight, seating, and framed views—encourage social interaction. Living rooms for two-bedroom apartments are placed at the building corners along a diagonal line-of-sight from the entry to dramatically frame city views. One-bedroom apartments are oriented lengthwise along the exterior wall, with living and sleeping areas linked by an open galley kitchen. This doorless internal arrangement provides good daylighting and allows cross-ventilation for each apartment despite the double-loaded plan.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US