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Brooks + Scarpa

The Six Affordable Veteran Housing . Los Angeles

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Brooks + Scarpa . photos: © Tara Wujcik . + AIACC

The SIX is a 57-unit affordable housing project provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for disabled veterans. It is located in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles. McArthur Park has one of the highest densities in the USA with over 38,000 people per square mile and a total population of 120,000 people in 2.72 square miles. Continue reading Brooks + Scarpa

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Monadnock

HOUSE IN KATENDRECHT . ROTTERDAM

Monadnock . HOUSE IN KATENDRECHT . ROTTERDAM  (1)

Monadnock

21 building plots have been assigned for private development on a spit of land in the former Rotterdam harbor area. Within a number of fixed architectural guidelines, a huge diversity of properties is being built. The design for the house on plot 7 is intended to demonstrate that maximum contrast can be achieved using minimum means. The design is discreet and deviates from the other houses, which incorporate a wide variety of forms and materials. In addition, the layout is intended to be flexible. The design of the façade is, therefore, abstract and not a translation of specific interior components. This abstraction is carried through as far as possible by avoiding particular details and elements that make the scale immediately apparent.
The design strives to allow its generous approach to space to be the principle quality of the building. This is interpreted in the shell by means of high ceilings, large openings in the façade, and the absence of structural elements on the interior. Continue reading Monadnock

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OMA

RFK Stadium-Armory Campus . Washington

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OMA

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, has presented proposed short-term redevelopment options for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus. The recommended program elements come from community, stakeholder and city official feedback and will create a holistic path for the long-term vision of the greater site. Alongside Events DC, the DC-based project management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey and the design team at OMA New York took the feedback received to update the proposal for the Campus, with a particular focus on the short-term elements that provide positive economic and community benefits Continue reading OMA