Architectural Competition, Los Angeles,CA, USA: February 2006
Project scope: competition design
Project size: 5 units , 480 sq. ft. to 1,500 sq. ft.
Christoph Kapeller: design architect
Team: Efren Soriano, Jayna Cooper
The brief asked to develop design templates that could be used on typical small lot subdivisions throughout the city. It specifically called for affordable housing solutions using a new city ordinance concerning lot subdivision. The design creates an easily replicable, modular system for subdivision and densification. Rooftop living and open decks combined with natural daylight and cross ventilation for all rooms provide an ideal concept for the mild Southern California climate.