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  3. Social Housing
  4. United States
  5. Kevin Daly Architects
  6. 2012
  7. Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects

Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects

  • 01:00 - 7 May, 2014
Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects
Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Kevin Daly, principal-in-charge, Tom Perkins, Project Manager, Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
  • Area

    33225.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineer

    John Labib, Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer & Plumbing

    TK1SC
  • Electrical Engineer

    FBA Engineering
  • Civil Engineer

    Paller-Roberts Engineering
  • Landscape

    Dry Design
  • Acoustical

    Davy + Associates
  • General contractor

    Ruiz Brothers
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Text description provided by the architects. The objective of this housing project is to provide low income families that work on the Westside of Los Angeles with affordable housing that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The design clusters economical, repeatable housing blocks around the canopy of an existing shade tree.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

An increased intensity and density was encouraged in the site development where a vacant nursing home is replaced by a three story, four building, 33 unit, housing complex with a green roof. Resting on a corner site, across from a large community park, the complex has access to a diverse range of transportation options including the future Bergamont Station Expo line and newly established bike lanes.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The complex maximizes every corner of the 1.5 acre site. The four, three story residential buildings are clustered around a starfish shaped internal courtyard with a play area and two fully wired community rooms at the rear. This community zone allows a safe environment for children to play and do homework, for adult residents to garden, and for classes to be held. Larger three bedroom units are placed at the ground level. Two bedroom units are placed on the upper levels and are connected by latticed bridges that envelope a central, shared courtyard. All of the units face this central courtyard and every room in each unit has access to natural light and ventilation.

Site Plan
Site Plan

A number of sustainable techniques are incorporated into the design from a green roof that insulates and slows runoff, custom window frames that protect units from solar heat gain, canted wall panels that breathe and release heat, a vegetative screen wall that insulates and reflects noise, and a 15,000 gallon underground cistern that collects rain water for irrigation. As a result of smart planning and integrated sustainable design the thirty-three units do not have air conditioning, yet remain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. On the interior there are flow restrictors in the kitchens and bathrooms, 100% recycled CRI Green-label carpet, formaldehyde-free insulation, and low VOC paint.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects" 07 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/503233/broadway-housing-kevin-daly-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884