L.A. architects are embracing modular multi-family housing


By Antonio Pacheco - Archinect

Across Los Angeles, architects and developers are embracing factory-built multi-family housing construction across a variety of projects. A selection of recently proposed and currently under construction efforts highlight the fact that while previously limited mostly to single-family projects, modular construction is increasingly being used for larger projects.

In Hollywood, for example, architecture firm Steinberg Hart and developer R.W. Selby & Co. have unveiled plans for a new 202-unit apartment complex that is built using prefabricated modular units.

The project, set to be located on a long, narrow site, will feature 14,200 square feet of ground floor retail spaces as well as apartment units marked by projecting covered balconies arranged to express the project’s modular construction systems. Urbanize.LA reports that the project will bring a mix of one- and two- bedroom homes to the 28,000-square-foot site, including 69 affordable housing units.

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