ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research Gallery - Composite Figures: Design Innovation Toward Resilient Housing Communities in Los Angeles


Improvements of typical LA commercial boulevards by investing in new collective housing: RTUs to ADUs.

The lack of adequate, convenient, safe, and attractive places for living drives the idea to build dwellings above the existing commercial strips along transit boulevards by exploring new FRP material properties to accommodate LA housing reality. The project is applicable for most of LA typical commercial streets, affordable by using new technology, suitable by offering an access to public transits and infrastructure and engaging by providing health environment and social equity.