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June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT$25 – $35
As one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the forefront of changing modes of contemporary urban living. The design for Mariposa1038 plays with this burgeoning area’s density with a pure cube extruded to fit tight on its lot, and then formed to gesture back to the public street and surrounding context. To blur the distinction between public and private spheres, the design pushes the cube inward on each side, creating curves that grant relief from the sidewalk and return portions of the ground plane to the public realm. The carved opening creates a central focal point for the building’s interior organization and lets natural light into the courtyard. The courtyard ribbon draws the eye upwards and creates continuity from floor to floor. All units have exterior access and can be cooled by cross ventilation. A rooftop deck provides additional outdoor space and skyline views.
Firm: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
Landscape Architect: Link Landscape
Engineer – Structural: Amir Pirbadian
Engineer – Civil: Harvey Goodman
Engineer – MEP: Budlong & Associates
Tour Led By:
Ian Dickenson, Director, LOHA
In his role as Director at Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA], Ian is responsible for heading a diverse variety of critical firm operations, including leading design teams, project and firm management, and carrying out research agendas. Since joining the firm in 2010, Ian has demonstrated his ability to lead project teams – delivering complex, award-winning projects on time and budget.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Paul Vu