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Dutch-Style Streets Come to LA

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
External render of the development. Image Courtesy of Bestor Architecture
External render of the development. Image Courtesy of Bestor Architecture

In the LA neighborhood of Echo Park, Bestor Architecture is bringing a new type of community-friendly, pedestrian-friendly development to the United States. The Blackbirds project is described by Barbara Bestor as introducing "stealth density" to the Echo Park neighborhood, imitating the size and roofline of the surrounding houses but incorporating multiple homes under one roof.

The design looks to the Dutch concept of the 'Woonerf', or living street, to propose a space which favors pedestrians and cyclists over cars, and features landscape design by Mia Lehrer + Associates, creating a communal space around which a 'micro-community' can thrive.

More on the design after the break

Toro Canyon House / Bestor Architecture

01:00 - 11 May, 2014
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Pitfire Pizza / Bestor Architecture

01:00 - 12 September, 2011
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  • Architects

  • Location

    4000-4026 Duquesne Ave, Culver City, CA 90232, USA
  • Architects

    Bestor Architecture
  • Project Team

    Barbara Bestor (Principal), Cathy Johnson (Project Architect), John Colter (Senior Designer)
  • Landscape Architect

    Urban Organics Landscape Design, Nicholas Tan
  • Structural

    Gordon Polon Engineering
  • Contractor

    Colin Thompson
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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