Buckingham Senior Apartments

With only one short façade addressing Buckingham Road, the challenge was to link the residents to the greater community. The community and common rooms are given preference on the main façade to support interactions with the neighbors. The façade is unified with a wrapping form which winds around the perimeter of the structure, with its rhythmic openings, to create different kinds of visual communication and in-between inside-outside spaces. Lastly, the building envelops the site to complete an interior public garden that generates connections with the pre-existing building.

Client:       Meta Housing Corporation
Location:  4018 Buckingham Road, Los Angeles, CA
Units:        130 Senior Affordable Housing
Size:          94,330 GSF (74,370 Res NSF)
Density:    87 du/ac
Status:      In Design