Los Angeles, CA
Architectural Design 202 | 2nd Year 2nd Studio
East Los Angeles College | Instructor Orhan Ayyuce
03 - PROJECT ADU HOUSING
The homeless population in Los Angeles County has increased at an alarming rate over the last five years. According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), steadily rising housing costs and stagnant incomes are the underlying cause, with the highest economic stress falling on renters. The Initiation of this project is to encourage architects and designers to serve as creative strategists in service to the Homeless Initiative, promoting affordable housing with inspiring, tangible examples of freestanding ADU’s that the public can visualize in their yards and neighborhoods. The parti of my design concept is to separate private and public space, and by combining all public programs together I can use the space more wisely. Open floor plans and the double-height ceiling is something I’d always want to create, due to its flexibility and the feeling of space. The seamless Aluminum frame glass door was used to connect the space from the living room to the exterior of the unit, which can be used as a garden or backyard place to invite people and hangout. 2nd-floor Private patio is for the tenant/s to have a place to breathe and take a break, escaping the interior spaces.