Formosa 1140 - Image from LA Times and Lawrence Anderson / Esto. All Rights Reserved.
LA design firms keep bringing in the awards. The 2010 AIA Housing Awards are scheduled to be officially announced on Tuesday, but the LA Times had an early peek at the winners, which include two LA area multi-family housing projects. Congrats to architects!
Formosa 1140, West Hollywood
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
Jury comments: Elegant detailing, airy and uplifting, strong in many ways, with a delightful use of color. Skillful employment of Universal Design and sustainable strategies, all within a modest budget.... I love the fact that a park was born because of the thoughtful site planning.... This project brings dignity to an underprivileged population.
Step Up on 5th
Pugh + Scarpa Architects
Jury comments: A creative solution allowing light to penetrate deep into a site of modest width. The playful use of fenestration provides privacy and encourages the play of light and shadow.... Communal spaces for the residents convey a very significant social message for those who have never before had those spaces.... Elegance for the underprivileged.