At the Seams: 5-Over-1 Housing in Chinatown
At the Seams: 5-Over-1 Housing in Chinatown responds to the Los Angeles housing crisis by soliciting new propositions for housing density and multi-family living in Los Angeles, in association with a study on alternative ownership-models and financing. Establishing an approach that will expand a disciplinary interest in architecture to the fields of real estate and alternative financing, the studio will explore the problem of affordable housing with two propositions in mind: an address of housing through its social, political and economic conditions while also confronting the ubiquity of one-plus-five construction in Los Angeles (the default construction type for mid-rise residential housing).
With Maxi Spina, Eugene MacDorman Visiting Professor, UT Austin, Advanced Studio, Spring 2022.
Student exercise in figure-ground. A loose constellation of courtyards as an organization principle for housing.