PROJECTS: Building Design

URBAN AWNINGS - Shelters

Description :  

Ground up Construction

Project Type:

Building Design

Location:

Los Angeles

Status:

Active (2021)

Team: 

Design:

             Manori Sumanasinghe

             Priyanka Rajani

Renderings:

            Jesus Guerrero

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Los Angeles and much of California face a deepening housing crisis, manifested most visibly by people experiencing homelessness. One of the primary drivers of street homelessness is the cost and speed of building large-scale, attractive, convenient, safe housing. Cost and speed similarly negatively impact the creation of sufficient housing stock to prevent people from falling into homelessness. Urban Awnings, a new typology of housing, is one solution to these challenges. 

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Urban Awnings reimagines affordable accommodation and housing for those most in need in Southern California and beyond.  This housing typology will simultaneously provide architecturally unique structures, adaptable to numerous geographic locations while focusing on areas that offer a community feel for residents within the context of our region’s varied lifestyles.

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Stage 1 - Emergency Settlement

6 month - 2 years

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Stage 2a - Adaptive Reuse

Permanent Housing

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Stage 2b - Communities

Permanent Housing

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