Path Villas Hollywood

This project proposes a permanent home for the formerly homeless with special needs and an exciting new landmark along the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles, California.

Located on a three-sided lot, we have pushed the massing outwards and created a central courtyard space that opens onto Fernwood Ave and the 101 Freeway beyond. This unique closeness to the freeway not only provides an opportunity but creates limitations on the project which refine its intention. This adjacency creates the need for a buffer between residents and the constant motion and sounds of the freeway. An ephemeral screen reflects external forces while simultaneously allowing a level of visibility to the views of Hollywood and its context.

An active ground plane is anchored by common spaces and balanced with outdoor living spaces which are sheltered by the cantilevered structure overhead. A landscaped roof deck creates a safe space for users to enjoy and reflect.

Client:              Path Ventures
Location:         5627 Fernwood
Units:               Affordable Housing
Size:                 36,568 SF
Status:             In Design