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Median Affordable Housing

Designed by

YNL Architects

YNL Architects

Title:

Median Affordable Housing

Category:

Architectural Design Category

Location:

USA, Los Angeles

Designer:

YNL Architects

Website:

Yu-Ngok Lo

Team:

YNL Architects
YNL Architects
YNL Architects
YNL Architects

YNL Architects

Photo Credits:

YNL Architects

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Many of the suburban cities were originally planned in areas with low population density and land was widely available. Commercial activities were developed within super blocks separated by multi-lane streets with excessively wide medians. Over time, these street medians are not properly maintained due to budget cuts and various funding issues. As the population of these cities expanded, the land value skyrocketed as a result. How do cities satisfy the high demand for affordable housing especially in communities where land is extremely limited? The project explores the possibility of reclaiming the “unusual” pocket spaces and transforms them into housing and community nodes.

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