Our 6th Street project explores the emerging residential typology of multi-family micro-housing. An answer to the dearth of new and affordable housing for people in Los Angeles, our design implements 70 units of densely composed living quarters unified by the amenities that tie quality of life to resident experience, convenience, and access.
Positioned adjacent to a slope, the site has a derelict oil well and two storm drain easements requiring a creative solution. Gravity-feeding the native landscaping throughout the development and the central courtyard that effectively covers the oil well setback requirements, we promoted a passive green design that provides a connection to nature within the concrete confines of the city. Our design also takes advantage of California’s effort to address climate change by using lower parking standards to convert space formerly devoted to parking spaces or a garage into open-air communal gathering spaces and its proximity to public transportation options.