Decades of suburban sprawl and low density construction in Los Angeles area has lessened the reliance on the downtown as an urban center for major activities. However, due to recent increases of population, real estate value, and gas prices, downtown Los Angeles is reconsidered once again as a possible new ground for revitalization and development. The city has left behind a unique brand of modern infrastructure, large low-rise parking structures, which were widely constructed since and before the 1960s. This proposal seeks to extend the existing capacity of this parking typology into a new solution for multi-housing facility. It relies on car manufacturing technology to produce this emergent housing typology for the immediate future of downtown Los Angeles.
Project Team: Andy Ku, Kam Ku, Olivia Ku