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  7. PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper

PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper

PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper
PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper , View from LACMA. Image Courtesy of PAR
View from LACMA. Image Courtesy of PAR

Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR) has reinterpreted the idea of "courtyard housing" with a 930-foot-tall "stack of individual houses" envisioned for a site on Los Angeles' Wilshire Boulevard. Named "Wilshire Tower," the conceptual skyscraper is one of many radical proposals being unveiled at the A+D Museum's ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles” exhibition that exploring new forms of housing for Los Angeles.

View East. Image Courtesy of PAR
View East. Image Courtesy of PAR

"The tower typology has become anonymous, defined mainly by its height," says PAR. "Typical residential skyscrapers, while successfully providing density, rarely produce unique living environments with access to green space, qualities that are emblematic of Los Angeles living."

View towards Hollywood Hills. Image Courtesy of PAR
View towards Hollywood Hills. Image Courtesy of PAR

"PAR's proposal, completed in close collaboration with Buro Happold, acts against this endemic monotony, creating a 930-foot-tall stack of individual houses, each with a direct connection to nature through oversized terraces, some containing common spaces and leisure zones."

View East. Image Courtesy of PAR
View East. Image Courtesy of PAR

The exhibition is co-curated by Sam Lubell and Danielle Rago and is on view through November 20, 2015. PAR's participation is generously supported by Buro Happold.

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  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Jennifer Marmon (Founding Partner), Angus Goble (Partner), John Chang (Designer), Miwa Espinoza, Julian Huang, Patrycja Jurczak, Matthias Malicki, Jack Reidler, Jesse Segura
  • Structural, Climate & MEP Engineering

    BuroHappold Engineering
  • Visualizer

    BloomImages
  • Project Year

    2015

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper " 01 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772810/par-reinterprets-courtyard-housing-with-los-angeles-skyscraper/> ISSN 0719-8884
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