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Mariposa 1038

A diamond-shaped apartment community in L.A.’s Koreatown neighborhood.

The structure occupies a tight urban site in one of L.A’s densest neighborhoods and aims to provide much-needed housing to an area that is otherwise at risk for gentrification. The apartment building is shaped like a cube that has been puckered at the corners, revealing gently-curved facades that swing back from the street. Along the sidewalk, the voided segment leftover as the facade pulls back is filled with a large concrete block planter packed with trees and shrubs. Located around the block from the historically significant Miracle Mile.

Location: Los Angeles
Year of Completion: 2016
Asset Type: Conventional Multifamily
Building: 68,000+ SF
Number of units: 32

Accolades:

  • 2018 AIA LA DESIGN AWARD
  • 2018 LOS ANGELES BUSINESS COUNCIL ARCHITECTURAL AWARD
  • 2018 AIA NATIONAL HOUSING AWARD
  • 2017 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS: CALIFORNIA COUNCIL · Design Award
  • 2017 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS: LOS ANGELES · Residential Award

Mariposa 1038