Co-location Community and Library Housing Prototype for Los Angeles


Lara Mendez, B.Arch ’21


SP. 20


Instructor: Charles A. Lagreco

The co-location Community Library and Housing for Los Angeles is a 48-unit affordable housing project of studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units. The first two levels contain a library and a cafe that visually connect to the street in order to activate the street and draw people inside. The courtyard typology helps to enhance daylight and cross-ventilation for all units. The uppermost level has a rooftop garden and two terraces with panoramic views of the area for residents to share and enjoy while building a strong sense of community.


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