Home Prototypes in Los Angeles

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Home Prototypes in Los Angeles

Affordable Family Houses in California, USA – design by Lehrer Architects

11 Sep 2016

Home Prototypes

Design: Lehrer Architects

Location: Los Angeles, USA

Five Affordable Home Prototypes for Single Family Living

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Home Prototypes

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Set in challenging neighborhoods in need of respect and loving care, and built on extremely tight budgets, these catalytic new prototypes for urban-infill and affordable home-ownership provide amenities and spatial qualities not usually found in this type of housing.

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Design Details:
Although intended for affordable homeownership, the design of these homes aims to honor the rudiments of good living – particularly in Southern California:

• Generously day-lit spaces
• Seamless indoor-outdoor living beyond the traditional front/rear yard setup
• High ceilings and openness that create a sense of luxury
• Vivid colors animating the spaces
• Direct connection to landscape and garden creating a variety of protected open spaces
• Gracious processional spaces almost unprecedented on such narrow lots.

Home Prototypes

Though all prototypes are set in particularly tough neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, their design provides for integrated defensible space while maintaining openness and connection to outdoors. Street oriented open space, friendly pathways, fresh colors, and ample openings to the street take an aggressively optimistic attitude to each house’s neighborhood.

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Using every tool in the architect’s palette—light and shadow, scale, proportion, shaped dramatic view-sheds, leaving no throwaway spaces, color, xeriscape planting and permeable surfaces—generous home-and-gardens are created that fit into existing neighborhoods while energizing and honoring them.

These prototypes show that dignity, sense of luxury and healthy living are not reserved for those at the top of the social ladder.

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Tree Top Residence – Building Information

Project Completed: September 2013
Location: South Los Angeles, USA
Square footage of structure and related lot: 1,300 sq. ft. homes on lots of 3,000 sq. ft. – 4,800 sq. ft.

Design Challenge:
• Provide prototypical designs for low-cost homes set in South LA’s tough neighborhoods.
• Honor the neighborhoods and residents while working on affordable housing budget

Design Team:
Architect: Lehrer Architects
Interior, Landscape & Environmental Concepts: Lehrer Architects
Structural Engineer: John Labib and Associates
Landscape Architect: SQLA
MEP Engineers: Westlake Reed Leskosky

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Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles (RNLA)
Non-profit Developer
Construction Budget: $165 per sq including landscape and sitework
Contractor: Dreyfuss Construction


Credit for Photographs, Renderings, and Drawings: Lehrer Architects

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