Normandie Terrace

The project, located on a long, narrow strip of land in the heart of Korea Town, aims to bridge the commercial and residential areas. The design offers textures, openings and orange vertical fins that when activated by the sun compose a “pixelated animated screen”. Over the course of the day, people experience a differing image on the façade of the building. The open courtyard offers views to the palm tree filled neighborhood.

Client:              American Communities
Location:         540 South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Units:               66 Family Affordable Housing
Size:                106,000 GSF (63,450 NSF)
Density:           103 du/ac
Cost:                $12,900,000 ($122 per GSF)
Funding:          9% Tax Credit, CRA/LA, LAHD
Sustainability: LEED Platinum Certified
Status:             Completed 2012