Houses in the Sky


David Xue, M.Arch+3 ’20


SP. 20


Instructor: Geoffrey von Oeyen

Moving away from typical urban developments, the design provides affordable housing and infrastructure that can be used as a tool for directing residential and commercial growth within the urban fabric of Los Angeles.

Developing mixed-use buildings within a half mile of major metro stations, the transit-oriented design creates transit nodes with the existing metro system in promoting a pedestrian friendly environment.

Combining the methods of prefabricated modules with FRP composites used in the fabrication of airplanes, the technology allows for a creative way in mass producing affordable units.


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