It’s about doing a lot more in the same amount of space. Lorcan O’Herlihy is hard at work rethinking design conventions in the City of Angels, as proved by his Best of Year winner in the Multiunit Residential category last time. “I don’t fear density,” he says. “Small-lot subdivision is something that continues to intrigue people here.”
His latest endeavor reinvents a local architectural signature: mid-century “dingbat” apartment buildings with cars below. This five-unit building, 12,000 square feet in all, sits perpendicular to the street to make full use of a lot originally intended for just one house. “It’s an opportunity to work within the height restrictions and create density in a way that has a vibrancy, an inventiveness,” he explains.
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