Blackbirds

Blackbirds

Blackbirds is an exploration to address the housing shortage by increasing density within an existing residential neighborhood. Eighteen dwelling units are clustered around an internal courtyard on 2.35 acres. Half the dwellings face neighborhood streets with access and entrances to single family, duplex or triplex residences. The homes are scaled to their neighbors to conceal the developmentā€™s higher density configuration. A Woonerf plaza accommodates open-air parking behind the houses to allow ample space and opportunity for community gatherings and interaction. The landscape design of this new small-lot subdivision takes clues from the surrounding hills for contextually-appropriate planting.

CLIENT

Local Construct

SIZE

2.3 acres

LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

COMPLETED

2015

Project team

  • Bestor Architecture Architect
  • Rothman Engineering Civil Engineer

AWARDS

  • 2017 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Honor Award

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