Exterior images by Pierre Galant Photography.
The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) aims to become one of the most respected architectural awards and set a new benchmark for the architectural and design professions globally.
At its best, architecture and design is about embracing technology to set the imagination free. It’s about innovating, pushing boundaries, and utilizing technologies and materials to realize the near impossible. It is about creating built forms, structures and spaces that can send our spirits soaring, reaffirm our humanity, and ultimately touch our very souls.
This project cuts five new lots from one 516 square meter lot for five new townhomes. Units range from 140 to 170 square meters. To bring some light to this downtrodden LA neighborhood, the project provides optimistic loft-like creative housing with a wrinkle. The Wrinkle is an imperfect non-repeating faceted modulation of the typical Los Angeles stucco facade, fractured into sections and given a color code for home-owners to find identity and difference. With five and a half meter ceilings, tall narrow windows, and lofty spaces with raw materials, the Los Angeles styled townhome is born.