Hancock Lofts

Initiated as a private/public partnership between the developer and the city, this project provides much-needed public parking as well as dedicated parking for housing and retail space.A developer/architect team was selected by the City of West Hollywood to develop a city-owned site, address  a shortage of  parking, and flush out a program for housing and retail space through a community process. The design’s non-conventional approach leverages the irregular, sloping lot to reinforce street life as well as create an unexpected rooftop open space. Public parking is located underground while residential parking loops up and over street level housing to place an active use along the side street. Architectural expression is rooted in sustainable strategies. All units are cross ventilated and sliding wood screens are used to shade boulevard flats and moderate the level of engagement with the busy street below.

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