Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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MULTIFAMILY HOUSING Mariposa1038 ARCHITECT: LORCAN O'HERLIHY ARCHITECTS LOCATION: LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 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 por- tions 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 court- yard. 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. —Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects Photo: Paul Vu 38 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 AWARDS

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