Crest Apartments

Crest Apartments

Color, Texture, and Habitat Grace Transitional Housing
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DETAILS

LocationLos Angeles, California, United States
ClientMichael Maltzan Architecture
Size1 acre

Situated within the suburban context of the Los Angeles Valley, Crest Apartments provides 64 residences for the homeless, including 23 reserved for disabled veterans. The building’s striking geometry is complemented by a flexible, multi-layered, and multi-textured landscape that support social, experiential, and environmental programs. The ground cover plant selection and placement react to the varying degree of sun light and shadow on the ground plane. From the street edge, a variety of tree species reflect the diverse residents themselves, going on to form a collective under the broad tree canopies of larger specimens. Weaving, sinuous connect the development’s main gathering spaces: an intimate space underneath the lower volume of the building and a more expansive space towards the center. The planting palette consists primarily of native, drought-tolerant species, selected for their seasonal interest as well as the wildlife habitat they foster. Songbirds, butterflies, bees, and squirrels work to enrich and evolve the landscape as its residents find restoration within.

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