Apartment / Building Renovation (Parking Structure) / Fall 2019 Graduate Design Studio | USC

Location 
Los Angeles, CA

Program
 Student Apartment 

Typology
Building Renovation

Instructor
John Southern


Traditional USC campus housing is to insular leading to feelings of isolation within the student community. Therefore, a more porous blending of student housing and public space is needed to enhance campus life for the students.
 Sharing community introduces a complete system of fluid public space, which is continuous and integral within the dispersed forms of the housing program. Rather than develop a monolithic form that would be out of scale with the surrounding context, Vertical community instead proposes a block format, results in a more porous structure. Even if individual units do not have private open space, they share a large and continuous public space, where human interaction may be maximized.

More information about this topic:  https://arch.usc.edu/news/graduate-architecture-studio-transforms-parking-into-housing

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