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Jeff Zbikowski

Jeff Zbikowski

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Section Perspective looking East
Section Perspective looking East
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Westlake Urban Gateway

MacArthur Park Housing Project

Arch 505b, Professor Andrew Liang
University of Southern California, Spring 2011

The MacArthur Park Metro Transit Authority stop is a proposed site for a mixed-use development and subsidized housing project. The primary condition is the through-block condition which categorizes the site as a transitional typology. The design embraces this condition, creating two central courtyards, one for the purpose as a destination point; employing programs that encourgae congregation and relaxation. The second becomes a thoroughfare that incorportates ‘passer-by’ program to attract a casual visitor as they are on their way to-and-from.
Furthermore, the design’s intention is to draw in people from Alvarado Street, a high activity street, especially at night. Alvarado’s street culture affords no gathering or destination places. The plaza level of an MTA stop is a perfect place to engage as a community enhancing tool and residential epicenter for the Westlake neighborhood.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA

 
Structural Vignette from MacArthur Park
Structural Vignette from MacArthur Park
Vignette from Courtyard Roof
Vignette from Courtyard Roof
Vignette from Zocalo at Night
Vignette from Zocalo at Night
Vignette from MacArthur Park
Vignette from MacArthur Park
Section Perspective looking North
Section Perspective looking North
Environmental Section through Housing
Environmental Section through Housing
Public Plaza Axon
Public Plaza Axon
Housing Plan Axon
Housing Plan Axon
Alvarado Boulevard Elevation
Alvarado Boulevard Elevation
Structural Section
Structural Section
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Context Diagram
Context Diagram
Structural Connections
Structural Connections

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