In the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Maltman Lofts creatively integrates open, communal space into a dense urban development, bringing essential housing to this growing community.
The scheme is centered on an internal courtyard that creates a central focal point for the building’s interior organization and lets natural light into the center of the development. At the base of this carved 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.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Size: 16 Units | 19,351 sf
Design Team: David Thompson (Principle-in-Charge), Richard Thompson, Gregory Marin, Ignacio Bruni