affordable housing

Photos from the On the Map: Habitation site visits to the Twin Houses in Pacific Palisades, designed by Predock_Frane, and Step up on 5th, designed by Pugh+Scarpa. The site visits were on August 18th & 25th.

Photos from the On the Map: Habitation -The New Carver Apartments, by Michael Maltzan. Supportive Housing for the Skid Row Housing Trust.

The HABITATION series is an invitation to experience a form of living that is not necessarily yours, yet encourages critical examination of the players who develop, fund and inhabit Los Angeles from the inner city to the west side.

On Thursday evening, January 31, 2002, architect John Kaliski moderated the second in the Forum’s “Slippery When Wet” panel discussions, this one focused on housing and held at Woodbury’s downtown facility. It was a riveting and illuminating evening for two […]

To “dwell,” in affordable housing parlance, is an expensive proposition. A few months after it was finished, I returned to the renovated Single-Room-Occupancy, 50-unit complex I worked on. Originally designated as a “motel” of 60 rooms each with a vanity […]

In 2001, Baldwin Hills Village, a private garden city development now called Village Green, was given National Historic Landmark status by the federal government while Aliso Village, a public housing project, was declared a slum and torn down in preparation […]