Open Court Housing / 2020
Los Angeles, CA
Mixed-Use Retail / Apartment Building
9,000 Square Feet
Designed as a flagship project for the historic West Adams District in the heart of Los Angeles, Open Court Housing seeks to rethink programming and composition of the traditional mixed-use housing typology.
Open Court Housing’s simple, yet highly graphic, façade utilizes architectural design techniques to create dwelling units that are unique in spatial composition while typical in core elements. A double-height residential courtyard carved out of the building mass extends to the building core to activate the façade while bringing light and air to the interior.