Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersJansen
Built-up roofingGAF
Metal frame windowsMilgard Windows & Doors
Cabinetwork and custom woodworkModulo Cucine
ElevatorOtis
SkylightsVelux

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Built-up roofing
by GAF
Metal frame windows
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork
Elevator
by Otis
Skylights
by Velux

Mariposa1038

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects as Architects

As one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the forefront of changing modes of contemporary urban living. LOHA’s design for Mariposa1038 plays with this burgeoning area’s density with a pure cube extruded to fit tight on its lot, and then formed to gesture back to the public street and surrounding context.

photo_credit Paul Vu
Paul Vu

To blur the distinction between the public and private sphere, LOHA pushed the cube inward on each of its sides, creating curves that grant relief from the sidewalk and return portions of the ground plane to the public realm. Balconies and window frames project outward to recapture the space between the new geometry and the property edge. Due to the building's curves, LOHA offers each balcony a unique depth and view.

photo_credit Paul Vu
Paul Vu

The white skin, reinforcing the purity of the structure's form, is broken by a rhythm of select black treatment to the protruding boxes. Throughout the day, the movement of dark shadows across the white and black facades activates the project with a dynamic sense of constant rearrangement.

photo_credit Paul Vu
Paul Vu

Internally, LOHA’s carved opening creates a central focal point for the building’s interior organization and lets natural light into the courtyard. The courtyard ribbon draws the eye upwards and creates continuity from floor to floor. Below the opening, a landscaped planter with integrated bench seating doubles as a rainwater collection system. All units have exterior access and can be cooled by holistic and sustainable methods of cross ventilation. A rooftop deck provides additional outdoor space and skyline views.

photo_credit Paul Vu
Paul Vu
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