Brooks+Scarpa : Los Angeles-based architects Brooks+Scarpa are set to break ground on a new, $13.5m (US) 60-unit mixed-use project in the city’s North Hollywood neighbourhood in the San Fernando Valley.
The new five-story, mixed-use project will contain six units dedicated to Very Low Income Households and 2,826 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. The complex will also contain one level of underground parking with 90 parking stalls. The building is being designed to a maximum height of 60 ft and will contain 44 one-bedroom units, 12 studio units, and 4 two-bedroom units. It will also feature a collection of shared leisure spaces, including a central courtyard, outdoor deck area, and a community room.
The complex is articulated as a building mass extruded from the footprint of the building. That mass is carved away in certain areas, particularly along southern and northern exposures—Camarillo and Bakman Streets, respectively—where the custom aluminium facade gives way to generous, interior courtyard areas. The Camarillo Street frontage contains the largest openings, creating a street-fronting, three-story plaza located above the building’s retail level. Distinctively, the building’s fifth level caps the front facade, creating a large entry portal to the building’s interior.
The complex features tall and narrow bands of casement windows and sliding doors and is clad throughout in a white, corrugated aluminium screen wall system. This Brooks+Scarpaproject is located adjacent to the Red Line subway line and Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit line.
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