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Hope on Alvarado

Los Angeles, CA

Shipping Container Housing Design
Hope on Alvarado
Hope on Alvarado

Hope on Alvarado

Los Angeles, CA

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Client

166 Alvarado, LLC

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Typology

Affordable Apartments

Facts

  • Density: 190 du/ac
  • Unit Plan Sizes: 400 - 480 sq. ft.
  • Number of Units: 84 du
  • Site Area: 0.44 ac
  • Number of Stories: 5
  • Parking: 10 spaces
  • Construction Type: IIB

Story

Hope on Alvarado creatively utilizes purpose built shipping container style units into a modern and affordable transitional housing community for the Los Angeles homeless population. The building is constructed around a central courtyard, providing privacy, safety and a deepened sense of community. A partially sub-grade parking garage uniquely navigates the slope of the site allowing the garage to be hidden. Parking spaces are provided for social services staff while each resident has a bike- storage space. The five-story Hope on Alvarado offers studios and one-bedroom apartments on a 0.44-acre site at 166 Alvarado Street. Floor to ceiling glazing along the amenity space engages the community and brings movement to the street.

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